Deeping Rangers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 23rd July

AFC Rushden & Diamonds pre-season campaign continues on Saturday afternoon with a visit to Deeping Rangers (KO 3pm). The match will be played at The Haydon Whitham Stadium, Outgang Road, Market Deeping, Lincs PE6 8LQ.

For directions to Outgang Road, Market Deeping PE6 8LQ for the trip of around 44-miles from the Dog and Duck see here. Specific directions from the Town Centre are to head north on the B1524 towards Bourne. Turn right onto Towngate East at the Towngate Tavern Pub. Go straight over a mini roundabout onto Outgang Road, where the ground is 1/4 mile on the left.

To reach Outgang Road by public transport is rather challenging, the main options being via local transport to Peterborough then service 102 operated by Delaine Buses from Peterborough Bus Station to Market Deeping, followed by a walk to the ground. For door-to-door directions see the Traveline website. The clubhouse bar will not be available due to a pre-planned event.

The remaining pre-season games are as follows

Tuesday 26th July Wellingborough Town (Home)

Saturday 30th July Didcot Town (Home) – Dale Roberts Memorial Cup

Tuesday 2nd August  Raunds Town (Away)

Saturday 6th August Hednesford Town (Away)

Entrance prices will be £5 adults and £3 concessions for all home pre-season friendlies.

Other Info

A summary of the players who are already signed on for the 2016-17 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.

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 (followafcrd), 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. This will be available during some of the pre-season games, 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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