Author: The Bangor Aye

New Bangor Football Club unveil name & crest

Bangor’s new fan-owned football club has unveiled its club name and crest today. The team’s name, Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876 Football Club, celebrates the sporting tradition and the foundations of organised football in the City of Bangor. Members of Bangor City Football Club Supporters’ Association (BCFCSA) voted overwhelmingly to start the new club at a meeting in April, after relationships between fans and the owners of Bangor City, Vaughan Sports Management (VSM), became increasingly strained. On 31 May BCFCSA became a Supporters’ Community Mutual widely known as a Supporters’ Trust. Members were invited to propose their names for the...

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Extra support to help young people with diabetes

The Paediatric diabetes team at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor are providing extra support for children to help them manage their diabetes. A group of children recently joined the team for a morning of water sports at Plas Menai which included paddle boarding and kayaking. This session provided children living with Type 1 Diabetes to practice managing diabetes in different situations. Iona Jones, Paediatric Diabetes Dietician, said: “As a team we are committed to supporting the children who are or have recently moved up to secondary school. “We understand that this is a challenging time for all children which is...

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Plans to relocate Coleg Menai’s Bangor Campus to Parc Menai

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has announced plans to relocate its Bangor campus to Parc Menai business park. The vision involves the relocation of the Coleg Menai Bangor Campus from the existing Ffriddoedd Road and Friars site which has become outdated and in need of drastic renovation and upgrading works. The proposals would see a new campus set up at the Tŷ Menai and Llwyn Brain buildings on Parc Menai creating a “lifelong learning zone and centre of excellence to meet the future needs of learners and employers in north west Wales.” The project would bring together all of the existing...

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Swansea to appoint former Bangor City player Steve Cooper as manager

Swansea City are close to appointing former Bangor City player Steve Cooper as their new manager. Cooper, 39, began his playing career with Wrexham, but didn’t make any first team appearances, he played for Bangor City between 200-2002, making 57 appearances and scoring 3 goals. He also played for Bangor City in the UEFA Cup against FK Sartid Smederevo in 2002. Cooper also played for Rhyl, The New Saints and Porthmadog. This will be the first opportunity for Cooper to manage a senior club side after previously working as Liverpool’s academy manager, where he coached Raheem Sterling, Ben Woodburn...

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What did Gentleman Jack think about Bangor

Anne Lister – Gentleman Jack – visited North Wales in 1822 and although she enjoyed her time in Wales, she wasn’t very impressed with Bangor, describing it as “a very poor little town“ with a “very paltry cathedral”. The life of Anne Lister is the focus of the new BBC drama series Gentleman Jack, with Suranne Jones playing the part of Lister. The series explores Anne’s life and those who lived in Shibden Hall and Estate. Lister was born in Halifax in 1791 and was brought up in Skelfler House, Market Weighton. She made frequent visits to her Aunt...

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