Where is Rushden and Diamonds FC?
Rushden & Diamonds is an English football club based in Rushden in Northamptonshire. They played their opening season at Kiln Park, the home of Raunds Town, in 2011–12 and subsequently shared the Dog & Duck ground with Wellingborough Town from July 2012 to the summer of 2017.
What step are Rushden and Diamonds?
The 2017-18 season provided further success for the club, as they finished second in Southern League Division One East, winning promotion to Step 3 of the Non-League Football Pyramid.
What happened to Rushden and Diamonds?
The club were expelled from the Conference on 11 June 2011; their unstable financial position meant they could not guarantee to complete all their fixtures in the 2011–12 season, and resulted in their dissolution. They were succeeded by phoenix club AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
What league do AFC Rushden & Diamonds play in?
Southern League – Premier Central
AFC Rushden & Diamonds | League Table | Southern League – Premier Central | Football Web Pages.
What happened to Nene Park stadium?
Two stands have now been demolished at Rushden and Diamonds’ former Nene Park home. The stadium, which was also briefly home to Kettering Town, has been empty since 2012. Two stands at the Irthlingborough stadium, which had a capacity of 6,400 and was opened by Sir Bobby Robson, have now been razed to the ground.
Why are they called Rushden Diamonds?
Rushden & Diamonds were formed at the end of the 1991/92 season as a merger between Rushden Town of the Southern League and Irthlingborough Diamonds, from the United Counties League.
Has Nene Park been demolished?
What tier is the Southern League Premier Division South?
The Central and South Divisions are at step 3 of the National League System (NLS), and are feeder divisions, mainly to the National League South but also to the National League North. Feeding the Premier Divisions are two regional divisions, Division One Central and Division One South, which are at step 4 of the NLS.
What happened to Gigg Lane?
Gigg Lane has been closed since August 2019. The club was placed in administration on 27 November 2020 and, the following May, the administrator put the ground up for sale. In August 2021, a fans-backed group, Est. 1885, was named among the bidders to buy the ground and club.
What is Nene Park now?
The demolition of Nene Park, the former home of Rushden & Diamonds is now underway. Nene Park which has been unused since 2012, was a nice ground, which was excellent by non-league standards and fulfilled Football League criteria.
Why is it called Ferry Meadows?
It was built from local Barnack limestone by the Fitzwilliam family to replace a ferry service which operated on the River Nene and helps tell the story of how Ferry Meadows got its name. The bridge is marked on maps of the Park and a visit can be combined with a walk through the lovely Bluebell Wood.