AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wealdstone FC – Saturday 25th July

Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP

Kick-Off 3pm

Friendly Fixture

Saturday 25th July 2015

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wealdstone FC

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play the second home game of their pre-season campaign with the visit of Wealdstone FC to the Dog & Duck on Saturday afternoon. The game is definitely ON, following a 9am inspection of the The Dog & Duck pitch.

Please note that there has been extensive remodelling of both the pedestrian and vehicular access to the ground over the summer – please follow designated routes. There is also continuing work in London Road which will also result in some local parking restrictions.

Admission to the game will be £5 adults and £3 concessions.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Wealdstone FC play in the Conference South (now known as the National League South), where they finished in 12th place last season. They are known as the Stones, and were formed in 1899, going on to be one of the premier non-league sides in the country, winning League and Cup competitions before becoming founder members of what was to be known as the Football Conference. They won the league and FA Trophy Double in 1985 before financial issues caused them to spend a period in lower leagues before return to the Conference South in 2014.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides.

The Stones website is here and their twitter feed is here. They are managed by Gordon Bartlett.

Ex-R&DFC players Michael Corcoran and Jefferson Louis are currently on the Stones’ books, as is the well-travelled Scott McGleish.

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 two covered standing areas. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here, along with details of catering facilities (including a snack bar menu / prices with details of the famous Diamond Burger).

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.

Other Info

Details of the full pre-season campaign are here. A summary of the players who are already signed on for the 2015-16 season is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Historic player stats are here, and last season’s stats are here.

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

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, 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). For this season we are also going to launch 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. This will be trialled during some of the pre-season games, including this one, and more details will follow nearer the start of the season proper. 

Radio Diamonds plan to start broadcasting once the season proper begins – details here.

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 Hevey Logo.

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 see here.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.

 

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