1. ITV Report

Bangor City to be demoted from Welsh Premier League

Welsh Premier League side Bangor City have been refused a licence to continue playing in Welsh football's top tier.

Bangor City have been part of the Welsh Premier League since its inception in 1992. Credit: Bangor City FC

Bangor will be demoted and will also not be eligible to compete for a Europa League spot.

The Tier 1 Licence is mandatory to participate in the Welsh Premier League and the UEFA Licence is a pre-requisite for UEFA Club competitions.

Llanelli Town will be promoted from Division One, while Bangor play in the second tier.

The Appeals Body upheld the decision of the First Instance Body to refuse both the UEFA and Tier 1 Licences.

The Appeals Body were not satisfied that Bangor City has rectified the original concerns of the First Instance Body.

– FAW Statement

Clubs are assessed against the following criteria: Sporting, Infrastructure, Personnel, Legal and Financial.

The independent Bodies make their decisions on thorough assessment of all the Club Licensing documentation that is submitted by clubs throughout the Licensing cycle.

On the field we've finished third and off the field we find ourselves up date with HMRC VAT and PAYE, all wages for the squad and the staff (are) paid up to date.

We will take stock of the situation over the next few days and make further announcements in due course. In the meantime we ask all the supporters to stand with us as we aim to get the club back in the WPL as soon as we can.

We will work with the relevant parties at the FAW to ensure we are never in this position in the future.

– Bangor City Statement