Lutterworth Athletic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI – Wednesday 29th July (KO 7pm)

Hall Park, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth Leicestershire LE17 4LN

Pre-Season Friendly (XI Game)

Kick-Off 7pm

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Lutterworth Athletic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI


An AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI travel to Lutterworth to face Lutterworth Athletic on Wednesday evening. This game will also be a chance to see a mix of players, with some first teamers playing alongside others who may form the nucleus of the Diamonds U21 side. Note that this game has a 7pm kick off, and will be played on an alternative pitch on the far side of the clubhouse, as the main stadium pitch is not yet ready. There is no cover or seating for this alternative pitch, but the clubhouse will be open as normal.

Our Opponents

The Athletic won promotion to the East Midlands Counties League for the 2012-13 season, and then switched to play in Division One of the United Counties League in 2013-14. They finished in 4th spot in UCL Division One last season – just one point behind promoted Rothwell Corinthians. Their club colours are green and white. Their website is here, and twitter feed here.


Hall Park is to the north of Lutterworth, some distance from the town itself. The ground is around 35 miles from the Dog & Duck at Hall Park, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth LE17 4LN – directions here. There is a large car park at the ground.

Other Details

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.

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