The Football Association of Wales has confirmed that Bangor’s new fan owned football club, Bangor 1876, will begin life in the Gwynedd League next season.

Members of Bangor City Football Club Supporters’ Association 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, became increasingly strained.

The Gwynedd Football League is the fifth level of the Welsh football league system based in north-west Wales. Other clubs include Bontnewydd, Gwalchmai, Glantraeth and Menai Bridge Tigers.

The Supporters’ Trust have been working closely with the FAW providing the documentation required to allow the FAW to reach its decision which league to place the new club.

Its understood that Bangor 1876 will play their home games on the new 3G facility at Treborth, which is owned by Bangor University.

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 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 can now have clarity and certainty over the club’s position following the FAW’s ruling.”