Raising Funds for the Hayden Road Move

As AFC Rushden & Diamonds begin our move from the Dog and Duck in Wellingborough to within our home area of Rushden and Irthlingborough we need your help to raise funds for the Club.

As you may be aware the total cost of moving our equipment and achieving the necessary ground grading is £40k. We need funds not only for the moving of our terrace and other equipment but to ensure we meet the ground grading required for our league.

Your support will ensure we continue to thrive as a fan owned football club that benefits the wider community and that our move is a success. 

The money from your support will be spent on the following:

  • Preparing and Concreting the base for the relocated Peter deBanke terrace
  • Moving the Peter deBanke terrace
  • Moving the turnstiles
  • Moving our containers, including the Club Shop and Dale’s Bar,
  • Additional Toilet facilities
  • Pitchside and Perimeter Fencing
  • Dressing Room refurbishment
  • Electrical and General Updates / Maintenance
  • Provision of Additional Seating

This is a huge sum, but if each of our fans (based on our average attendances) raises just £90 this will cover the cost entirely!

There’s three main ways you can support our new home campaign:

1. General fundraising

AFCRD are looking for individuals and groups to get involved and raise funds for the Club.

Can you run an event, do a sponsored activity, bake sale, jumble sale etc.?

We’ve made it easy for you to hold your event with our Official AFCRD fundraising pack which contains

  • AFCRD sponsorship forms
  • Advertising posters (A3/A4)
  • Advertising flyers
  • Event tickets
  • Official event posters

Have an idea for an event you want to discuss with us? Please get in touch!
Please let us know your plans and we can help make your event a success by promoting via our website, newsletters and social media!

Email membership@afcdiamonds.com for your pack!


2. Crowdfunding

What is crowdfunding? This is a secure and safe way to donate online and great way to support our fundraising campaign.

 You can pledge from just £5 and receive exclusive rewards!

You can view our page and get involved here:  AFCRD CROWDFUNDER


3. Commercial fundraising

The publicity and anticipated increased attendance in our new home represents a big commercial opportunity for local businesses.

Do you work in sales or have the experience or confidence to approach local businesses for help during this important time for the Club?
Do you run a business that could provide sponsorship or assistance as AFC Rushden & Diamonds move to Hayden road?

Please email membership@afcdiamonds.com for more information or to register your plans.


You can also donate via the online Club shop here or send your donations to

AFC Rushden & Diamonds
The Dog and Duck Stadium
London Road


AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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