Anonymous letters have been sent to existing member clubs of the Gwynedd League asking them to veto the admission of Bangor’s new fan owned football club – Bangor 1876 – into the league next season.
Bangor 1876 released a statement last week which said they had been accepted to the Gywnedd League by the Football Association of Wales for the 2019/20 season – the 5th Tier of Welsh Football.
However an anonymous typed letter, which claims to be from a group called the North Wales Supporters’ Association, calls on the existing clubs to hold a private vote and reject the application forcing Bangor 1876 to play in the 6th Tier of Welsh Football – The Anglesey League.
The letter reads: “Dear all clubs in the Gwynedd League. We would like to bring to your attention the situation of Bangor 1876 who are to play in the Gwynedd League.
“We would hope that all clubs in the Gwynedd League would oppose their entry in the Gwynedd League A.G.M in July. If they are voted in then that would make a mockery of the pyramid system.
“The Welsh FA state that any newly formed club that starts from scratch should start at the bottom of the pyramid, which is the Anglesey League.
“If Bangor 1876 gains access to the Gwynedd League that would be unfair on clubs like Menai Bridge, Bryngwran, Mountain Rangers Rhosgadfan.
“We also oppose (Bethesda) gain entry to the Gwynedd League as they have pulled out twice at the last minute, causing havoc to the league fixtures.
“We would urge all clubs in the Gwynedd League to have a private vote at the AGM and the results be made public on the night.”
Bangor 1876, who will play their games at Treborth, have already appointed their manager, Mel Jones, and announced the signings of former Bangor City players Les Davies and Michael Johnston.
The club have also arranged a high profile friendly with FC United of Manchester as their inaugural fixture, which will be played in Manchester on 20th July.