Enfield Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 18th July

Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, 3 Donkey Lane, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 3PL

Kick-Off 3pm

Friendly Fixture

Saturday 18th July 2015

Enfield Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play the third game of their pre-season campaign with the trip south to face a fellow supporter-owned club in Enfield Town.

Admission prices are £5/£3/£1 as advised by Enfield Town. There is a notable club bar and refreshments will also be available.

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

Our Opponents

Enfield Town was the first wholly supporter owned and run club in the country. The club was formed after problems at Enfield FC meant their ground was sold and they were forced to play out of the borough. They were formed in 2001, and finally moved to a new home at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium in Enfield ten years later. The ground is a restored athletics stadium with a notable Art Deco-style clubhouse (which opened in 1953), and it demonstrates how a multi-use facility can work, with the local council also heavily involved with the restoration project..

They reached Step 3 level in 2012, and were controversially denied a chance to enter the play-offs for promotion to step 2 at the end of last season.

Like the Diamonds, Town stress their role as a Community Club with an aim of spreading football throughout the community.

The Town website is here and their twitter feed is here. They are managed by Bradley Quinton and play in white shirts and blue shorts.


For a map and directions for the journey of around 65 miles to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, 3 Donkey Lane, Enfield, EN1 3PL see here. There are a number of public transport options with a choice of three stations on three different rail lines in the vicinity – see the Traveline website for door-to-door directions.

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, Details of the new players and triallists are 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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