AFC Rushden & Diamonds: our new home

by AFC Rushden & Diamonds in Rushden, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th September 2017 we successfully raised £4,043 with 49 supporters in 56 days

AFC Rushden & Diamonds need your help to raise funds for the move to our new home.

by AFC Rushden & Diamonds in Rushden, England, United Kingdom

AFC Rushden & Diamonds needs you! Help us move into our new home

You may be aware of the sad demise of Rushden & Diamonds FC back in 2011 and also have read of the recent demolition of our former home, Nene Park, but did you know that the club was reformed as a supporter run Community Club  AFC Rushden & Diamonds? We need your support now more than ever.

A little about us...

AFCRD compete in the Evostik  Southern League East and is a totally supporter run club, dependent on its many volunteers. We are a Community Benefit Society which operates not for profit with approaching 850 members. We are active in the local community providing sports activity for over 30 youth and community teams which include boys, girls, and walking football.                           

           

The ethos right from the outset was to create a community club controlled by the fans, for the fans, with no one person having a definitive say in how it is run. Hence the slogan “One fan, one vote, one community, one club”. 

Since season 2012/13 the club has ground shared with Wellingborough Town FC but were served notice by the owner of the ground last year. Moving to our third ground in six years hasn't dampened the spirit or support of our fans.

Following a vote from our Members to decide our home for next season the overwhelming result was for a move to Hayden Road in Rushden, the original home of Rushden Town before their merger with Irthlingborough Diamonds in 1992 under the leadership of Max Griggs. 

Why do we need your support?

Moving to a groundshare agreement with Rushden & Higham United will cost around £30k and we need funds not only for the moving of our famous standing 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:

- Moving the Peter De Banke terrace

- Concreting pad for the stand

- Moving the turnstiles

- Moving our containers, club shop, and Dale's Bar,

- Toilet facilities

- Fencing

- Dressing room refurbishment

- Electrical and general maintenance

- Additional seating

Thank you from all the fans, volunteers, players and coaches of AFC Rushden & Diamonds!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Have your contribution recognised by the Club with a 'Thank You' on our official website.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Have your contribution recognised with a 'Thank You' in our match day programme and a thank you message on the Club website.

£12 or more

£12 Reward

A Crowdfunder special offer! Experience an exclusive 'Hayden Road' burger specially made for you by the Burger Monster plus receive a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Get a 'shout out' on Radio Diamonds. One of your favourite presenters will read a special message for you, plus receive a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Receive a specially made birthday and Christmas card delievered to your door from AFC Rushden & Diamonds plus receive a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Receive an exclusive 'I helped fund-raise for Hayden Road' certificate and receive a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Become a Member of AFCRD and help shape the future of your Club. Receive a Member's certificate and card, vote on important decisions and receive many other discounts and benefits. Join as part of the Hayden Road crowdfunding campaign and receive a free Membership badge, plus receive a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Be part of the special commemorative photo at Hayden Road. Don't miss out on being part of this piece of history and receive a copy of the photo.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Have your photo taken with your favourite player at our new home. Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

LOCAL BUSINESSES- Let our huge fan base know your business helped with the move back to Rushden and recieve: -Your business displayed on our sponsors board at the front of the main stand. (approx 15cm x8cm) -Your business displayed on a poster at the ground plus a copy for yourself -Your business thanked on our website and social media -Thank you letter from our Club Members

£60 or more

£60 Reward

Contribute to our new home and get our online programme free for a year! Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Be part of the First Team photo. Fancy sitting alongside your favourite player for the squad photo? Don't miss this one off opprtunity. Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme and receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate, free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Ever fancied being part of the AFCRD First Team squad? Have your name printed on the squad list for a friendly match and impress your friends and family. Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme and receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate', free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Instagram or Snapchat take over! Take charge of the official club Instagram or Snapchat accounts for a match day. Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate, free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

£100 LOCAL BUSINESSES- Let our huge fan base know your business helped with the move back to Rushden and get: -Your business displayed on our sponsors board at the front of the main stand. (approx 30cm x15cm) -Your business displayed on a poster at the ground plus a copy for yourself -Your business recognised as a fundraising partner on our website and social media -Thank you letter from our Club Members

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Fancy yourself as the next John Motson? Take control of the post match interviews and ask the Manager and Man of the Match the questions you really want answered. Plus get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate, free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Get free entry to all pre season friendlies.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Make a sub appearance for AFCRD. Join your heroes on the pitch and play alongside them during a pre-season friendly. Plus be part of the commemorative photo, get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate, free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

LOCAL BUSINESSES- Let our huge fan base know your business helped with the move back to Rushden and get: -Your business displayed on our sponsors board at the front of the main stand. (approx 60cm x20cm) -Your business prominently displayed on a poster at the ground plus a copy for yourself -Your business recognised as a special fundraising partner on our website and social media -Thank you letter from our Club Members signed by the board

£1,000 or more

£1,000 Reward

Branded sponsorship of the Club Shop. Help us promote your business on matchday with this popular destination point inside the ground.

£1,250 or more

£1,250 Reward

Sponsor Dale's Bar. Show your support and help us promote your business with branding on Dale's Bar. Half of the sponsorship raised will go to the Dale Roberts Memorial Fund.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,500 Reward

If you're a business you could become the official social media partner for AFCRD. Did you know we have 6.1k twitter followers, 3.2k Facebook likes, 1300+ Instagram followers and 300+ match day Snapchat viewers? Receive mentions on every match day across each of our social media platforms.

£1,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,500 Reward

We need to refurbish the Hayden Road changing rooms for the players. Pay for this and receive free entry to all home games for the 2017/18 season. Plus be part of the commemorative photo, get a thank you message on the website and in the match day programme, receive the 'I helped Hayden Road' certificate, free Hayden Road burger and a shout out on Radio Diamonds!!

£6,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£6,000 Reward

If you're a business you could become the official business partner of the Hayden Road move. Have your logo and a link to your own website displayed on our Club website.

£10,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£10,000 Reward

Pay for moving the iconic Peter De Banke stand and receive free entry to all home games for the 2017/18 season, business sponsorship across our social media platforms, website and prime spot advertising boards for the 2017/18 season.

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