Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Saturday 24th August 2013
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sleaford Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their first Saturday home game at step 5 of the non-league pyramid when they host Sleaford Town at the Dog & Duck at the weekend, in the ChromaSport and Trophies UCL Premier Division.
Sleaford Town FC was formed in 1968, and after a period in Lincolnshire Leagues they joined the UCL in 2004. They were promoted to the UCL Premier in 2007.
The first Sleaford fixture of the season was cancelled as Woodford United have moved to Division One of the UCL, so their only league game to date has been an 8-2 reverse against Deeping Rangers in a game that had seen the teams level 2-2 at half-time. Last weekend they had an impressive 3-0 win at Ely City in the FA Cup.
The Greens club website is here. They play in green and black, with red shirts / white shorts for their alternate kit. They are managed by Kris Jones.
The Dog and Duck
For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options. You will find a range of bars and catering facilities, as well as a Club Shop. There is covered seating available, as well as a covered standing area.
There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.
Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Brochure as detailed here.
The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here, and specific match status information here, along with the next planned fixture for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams. 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 EA Sports Logo.
For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see 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 see here.
A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details (with a map pinpointing all the UCL grounds), along with club links including Twitter details plus some general UCL links is here.
The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules for the forthcoming season are here.