NEWLY formed Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876 Football Club will compete in the Gwynedd League next season.

The Football Association of Wales announced their decision on Wednesday evening regarding their tier placing, with officials from the governing body visiting their playing facility at Treborth earlier this week.

The Supporters’ Trust, in conjunction with the club, have been in close contact with the FAW over a number of weeks and have provided information and documentation which further aided their decision-making process.

Einion Williams, on behalf of the Supporters’ Trust, said: “This is excellent news for everybody connected with the Supporters’ Trust, CPD Bangor 1876 FC and especially its supporters.

“I am delighted for everyone involved and would especially like to thank the FAW for their cooperation during the application process. I would also like to record my gratitude to the Supporters’ Trust committee for all their hard work over the past few weeks and months.

“The FAW decision allows the club the opportunity to build a solid base for a supporter-owned, inclusive and family friendly club to serve the City of Bangor and the wider community. Our goal is to provide a club that will provide opportunity to the footballing talent in the area and a club that the community can be genuinely proud to be involved with and support.”

“The challenge ahead is one we are very much looking forward to and we now have clarity and certainty over the club’s position following the FAW’s ruling.”

The City of Bangor coat of arms will be adopted as the official club crest, which “reflects the club’s commitment to serve the local community, and preserve its proud footballing heritage, whilst engaging with supporters, the surrounding area and further afield”.

This, along with the new name for the club, was revealed last week, with a management team and playing staff expected to be confirmed in the coming days.

The movement has received a significant amount of support from the community and comes as a direct result of large sections of the Bangor City fanbase becoming disillusioned with the direction of the Citizens’ under the ownership of VSM Management.