Rushden & Higham Utd v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Friday 12th July

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face Rushden & Higham United for the Chris Ruff Memorial Cup on Friday evening at Hayden Rd (KO 7:45pm) in the first game of their Pre-Season campaign.

Admission Prices for this game are £6 adults / £4 concessions.

The Diamonds will play in their new third kit.

Please note that the inside toilets will not be available due to a private function in the Oak Room, so all supporters are asked to use the block on the terracing by the turnstiles.

There will be a combined matchday programme for the preseason games at Hayden Road starting from the Leyton Orient game, so there will not be a programme for this game.
You can see details of the pre-season games here, and the fixture list for the forthcoming season is here.
There have been a number of rule changes introduced for this season – you can find details of them here.

Player Profiles for the current squad are available here. You can also find the Diamonds player history here, along with a table summarising appearances and linking to their individual profiles.

You can find details of admission prices for the forthcoming season here, and there is also an “early-bird” season ticket offer running during the first part of July – details here. You can renew your Diamonds Membership as detailed here.

The match will be played at Hayden Rd, Rushden NN10 0HX – see here for a map of the ground and local area. The ground itself is best accessed from the west. Take the A6 Rushden and Higham bypass, and exit at the junction with Newton Road. Follow the road past the cemetery, and take the sharp right hand turn immediately after the Risdene Academy onto Hayden Road. The ground is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left.
See here for additional travel details as well as information on parking and facilities at Hayden Road. The Hayden Road Ground Regulations can be found here. Fans are also reminded of the AFC R&D Acceptable Behaviour Statement.
The Lankies twitter feed is here. They are managed by Simon Bishop, who took over the helm during the close season. They will be playing in Division One of the United Counties League in the forthcoming season.
Other Info
Details of the Diamonds First Team Squad can be found here, along with the latest player and match statistics here.
There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link or by following @AFCRD. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds for most league games.
Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here.
The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the clubs in the Southern League Premier Division Central, 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), and 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.
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 Gold Bond 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 please let us know.
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