PLANS are gathering pace for a new phoenix club emerging from sections of Bangor City’s fan base.

The Bangor City Supporters’ Association have formally submitted a membership application to the Football Association of Wales, which would see them join the domestic pyramid system at a level to be agreed next season.

In addition to their efforts to form a new club on the field, the Association is also in the process of becoming a Supporters’ Trust, which will see them regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and result in the formation of a community business that is “sustainable, transparent, and credible”.

A statement, read: “The city of Bangor has been represented by a senior football team since 1876 and that mantle has been worn with some success and honour in recent times by Bangor City Football Club.

“However, in recent times supporters have had serious concerns regarding the continuation of the club and its ability to fulfil its fixtures.

“The club’s Supporters’ Association has become increasingly concerned that there is continuing and increasing uncertainty as to the continued status of Bangor as the major football centre serving north west Wales and it has taken action to ensure the continuity of competitive football of the highest possible standard in the city and its catchment area.”

The statement added that there has been “widespread support” within the community in relation to the project, with “hundreds” becoming members and future shareholders in the space of three months.

“The Trust will aim to be a positive, inclusive and representative organisation, open and accessible to all those sharing its vision, actively engaging with, and involving, the whole community, and working with partners who share its commitment to deliver a cohesive and inclusive future,” added the statement.

“The proposed Trust emphasises that its goal is not to be regarded as a club seeking to undermine Bangor City FC but rather to provide the ethical practical expression of an organisation respecting, promoting and valuing the history of Bangor City Football Club and its predecessors.”