CITY DOMESTIC LICENCE SUCCESS: There was more good news for Bangor City yesterday (Monday), as the club heard that its successful appeal had gained it the Football Association of Wales Domestic License for 2010 - 11. This now entitles City to play in the new "Super Twelve" Welsh Premier League next season. City had previously gained the UEFA Licence which confirms its eligibility to compete in European competition over the same period.
Reacting to the news, City Chairman Dilwyn Jones said, "I am delighted to report the granting of an FAW Domestic Licence following the appeal hearing. Whilst the grounds for refusing our original application were purely for providing a procedural safety certificate, I am grateful to those involved in assisting us through the process which the Local Authority was unable to do.
"In particular I would like to thank the City of Bangor Council for co-operating fully. The Council has, in fact, helped us in turn around a ground that has seen little expenditure during the last 20 years into a stadium that can allow matches in the top flight of Welsh football. "
"I would like to emphasise once again the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes from Board members, volunteers and groundstaff who make the club tick and provide such a positive and efficient matchday experience".
"As far as Farrar Road is concerned, building work will continue during the close season to maintain the ground and ensure we achieve a further licence in 12 months time."
He concluded, "It has been an incredible year at the Club and I am proud of the support given by the fans, the Supporters Association and our sponsors and I would like to thank them all. In addition I would like to thank Club President Gwyn Pierce Owen for his dedication and support at my side. "
"Finally I am delighted to be involved with a professional and dedicated manager in Neville and his coaching team."
“Well done to Bangor City FC - pride of Wales.”
18 May 2010