Food Barn Agreement

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to announce a continued partnership with The Food Barn which will see them remain as our Matchday Caterers for the 2024/25 season.

Sean, Karen and the rest of the crew have become firm fixtures at Hayden Road in recent times, building fantastic rapport with players, coaches and supporters alike and truly enhancing the matchday experience with their quality offering at competitive prices.

Seen regularly at away games, as well as at Hayden Road, Sean and Karen joined as Part Owners this season and were present at the SGM earlier this year. When the opportunity for them to remain in place with the Club presented itself, positive conversations enabled both parties to reach terms whereby The Food Barn were able to support the Club further.

On top of continuing to provide post match food to players and coaches of both home and away teams, as well as match officials, The Food Barn will now also contribute a pitch fee per match to the Club.

On signing an extended partnership agreement, Sean Pickford, proprietor of The Food Barn said: “The Food Barn is delighted to announce we are returning to AFC Rushden &Diamonds at Hayden Road for a third season. We’ve had extensive discussions with Rob over the last few weeks and have been able to agree terms whereby we can continue to do matchday catering for players, officials and the fans. All of us at The Food Barn are excited to be back and looking forward to the season ahead. Up the Diamonds!!”

Chairman Rob Usher commented: “I am delighted we have been able to agree a deal that keeps The Food Barn as our catering partner for the coming season. Sean, Karen and the whole team have really bought into what our Club is about and the service they provide is a huge boost to the matchday experience. Their food is arguably the best any fans in this division will experience this season and they remain committed to providing a quality product at great value. On Legends Day, The Food Barn donated ten percent of their takings to the Save Our Summer campaign, showing just how invested they are in the Club and the improved deal we have been able to strike for the coming season shows once more how much they support us.”

The Food Barn will be looking to welcome you back to Hayden Road at our first home pre-season fixture against MK Dons XI on Tuesday, 16th July.