Belper Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 18th October

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next game in the Northern Premier League First Division South on Tuesday evening when they travel to Derbyshire to face Belper Town FC (KO 7:45pm).

Belper is a town north of Derby, and their team play at Christchurch Meadow, Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1BA. Directions on how to reach the ground are here. The club is running a shared coach for this fixture – details are here. Although the ground is conveniently placed for the rail station in Belper, public transport is not really an option for a midweek game. More information on access to the ground and a guide to visiting Christchurch Meadow can be found here. One paragraph of particular note is: “The ground is located on Bridge Street, Belper (Sat Nav Location – DE56 1BA). The Sat Nav actually takes you to the main road outside the ground but access to the ground is via the narrow lane at the side of Christ Church, and adjacent to the traffic lights opposite the imposing East Mill.”

Admission Prices: Adults – £9.00, Children & OAP – £5.00. Children Under 14 (Accompanied by Adult) – Free

Details on car parking are on the Nailers’ Website here – please note the instruction “There is limited car parking spaces inside the ground on match days. Spectators should arrive as early as possible to secure a ground parking space. Spaces will also be reserved inside the ground for vehicles displaying disabled badges and also for match sponsors. In any event, the main gates will be closed to vehicle traffic 60 minutes before kick-off. Additional car parking is available at Belper Meadows Sports Club adjacent to the ground. Also, there are a number of car parks close to the ground.”

The Nailers club history is on their webpage page here. Details of information on kit colours etc, is on the NPL website here, with other information on the club directory page here. Their website is here, and twitter feed here. They finished in 13th place in the league last season and are in a mid-table position in the NPL1S this season.

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, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Other Info

A summary of the Diamonds 2016/17 playing squad, including player pen-pics is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Current Player, Match and League stats are here, along with historic player stats. Last season’s stats are here.

The Diamonds fixtures for the 2016-17 season can be found here.

You can find a shared Google calendar that includes all the Diamonds fixtures here. This will allow you to link to that calendar or copy and paste them into a personal calendar. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.

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 Northern Premier League First Division South 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), 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.

Radio Diamonds will broadcast commentary on the game – 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.