Memorial Bench erected at Hayden Road

A few eagle-eyed fans visiting Hayden Road over the last few matches may have spotted that a bench has been placed to the right of the turnstiles on the grass where fans enter the ground. This bench has been generously donated by long-time Diamonds’ fan Tim Sams. We caught up with him to find out more:

Since we have been AFC Rushden & Diamonds (10 years), we have lost a few of our loved ones and friends of our club.

I thought that it would be a nice idea to remember them by erecting this bench and to ask if anyone would like their loved ones’ names to be added.

I would arrange to have a plaque made with their name on and you can place it anywhere on the bench.

Please see me at any home game or send an email to with the name that you would like and I would then contact you when the plaque is ready.



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