AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston FC – Tuesday 13th August

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host Leiston FC on Tuesday evening (KO 7:45pm) in the first home game of their 2019-20 campaign in the Southern League Premier Division Central.

Admission Prices for the 2019-20 season are detailed here.

Matchday programmes can be purchased online in a digital format at a reduced price via this link.  Once purchased programmes can be viewed via PC, tablets or smartphone.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds play at Hayden Rd, Rushden NN10 0HX – see here for a map of the ground and local area. The ground itself is best accessed from the west. Take the A6 Rushden and Higham bypass, and exit at the junction with Newton Road. Follow the road past the cemetery, and take the sharp right hand turn immediately after the Risdene Academy onto Hayden Road. The ground is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left.
See here for additional travel details as well as information on parking and facilities at Hayden Road. The Hayden Road Ground Regulations can be found here. Fans are also reminded of the AFC R&D Acceptable Behaviour Statement.
There have been a number of rule changes introduced for this season – you can find details of them here.
For a trial period we will are switching the bars around so supporters will have the Oak Room and the bar will become the Board room, Supporters should enter the ground via the normal turnstiles and access the Oak room via the back door at the Birch Road end of the ground. Toilet access will not be affected nor will access to the Burger Monster although supporters should follow the signage around the ground taking note of any ‘no entry’ signs. See here for more details.
The Dales Bar Team are delighted to confirm a guest draught beer will be on sale at our first home match against Leiston. The draught beer comes from the local Digfield Ales Brewery based in Barnwell. On draught will be their most popular beer Fool’s Nook (3.8% ABV) – golden summer bitter well hopped with a refreshing citrus aftertaste



The Blues website is here, and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Stuart Boardley.  Other information can be found on the club directory page here.  

The fixture list for the forthcoming season is here.


Other Info

Details of the Diamonds First Team Squad can be found here, along with the latest player and match statistics here. You can also find the Diamonds player history here, along with a table summarising appearances and linking to their individual profiles. Player Sponsorship details are here.

There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link or by following @AFCRD. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds for most league games.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here.

The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the clubs in the Southern League Premier Division Central, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

There are a range of social media options available to help follow the Diamonds, with the well used and liked twitter feed to the fore, as well as a Facebook page and Club Instagram Page (follow afcrd), and a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS or Android Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.

Don’t forget you can get a regular Diamonds news bulletin delivered to your inbox, including details of all the forthcoming fixtures by signing up to the Club Newsletter – you will see a sign-up box on the right-hand side of the site homepage – just under the Gold Bond Logo.

You can become a Club Member of AFC Rushden & Diamonds – details here.

For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as news on Season Tickets, Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

The club depends upon volunteer support from its fanbase. If you would like to join the group who help either on matchdays or behind the scenes please let us know.

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