Bangor City fail FAW domestic licence appeal
The FAW have announced the decisions of the meeting of the FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body today.
Connah’s Quay Nomads and Llanelli Town have been granted the licence and will play in the JD Welsh Premier League next season.
However, Bangor City have been refused and will be demoted to the second tier Huws Gray Alliance as a result of the decision.
The decision means that Connah’s Quay Nomads have clinched their place in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
The Citizens demotion is good news for Carmarthen Town. The Old Gold’s draw with Aberystwyth Town last weekend meant that their relegation was confirmed. However, they have been reprieved, with Bangor and Prestatyn Town the two teams who will exit the Welsh Premier League.
The news has sent shockwaves across Welsh Football, as Bangor City, who were taken over by a new consortium of ownership in 2016 – are one of the league’s biggest sides.
Under the management of Kevin Nicholson and Gary Taylor-Fletcher, they rose back to the top of Welsh Football after flirting with relegation in previous years.
They qualified for the Europa League in 2016/17 and have established themselves as a leading Welsh side, known for a quick and attacking style which pleased the Citizens faithful.
But now the club is facing uncertainty and the prospect of playing in the second tier next season.
The full statement can be read on the FAW website.
The FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body met in Cardiff today (26 April) to consider the appeals of three clubs.
— FA Wales (@FAWales) April 26, 2018