|Full name||Bangor 1876 Football Club|
(as Bangor 1876)
|Ground||Treborth, Bangor University|
|League||North Wales Coast West Football League Premier Division|
|2019–20||Gwynedd League, 1st|
Bangor 1876 Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876) are an amateur Welsh football club from the City of Bangor, Gwynedd, who play in the North Wales Coast West Football League Premier Division.
In April 2019 the Supporters Association of Bangor City voted overwhelmingly to create a breakaway club in order to protect football in the city, given the recent history of the club under VSM (Vaughan Sports Management). They stated, “We want fans to reconnect with each other and restore the pride and feeling of being a supporter of our historic club. The new club is a creative and positive solution for an ever-changing and precarious situation. We are not disowning Bangor City FC or its history, the club is OURS, it belongs to the fans and local community. “Owners” will come and go but the people remain. Keep the faith.”
An application was submitted in May 2019 to the Football Association of Wales to enter the new club in the Welsh football league system. In June it was confirmed that a Supporters' trust was being set up and would start trading immediately after an application to the Financial Conduct Authority had been successfully made and approved. Later that month, the name and crest of the new club, Clwb Pêl-Droed Bangor 1876 Football Club, was announced< and in June 2019, the club announced the formation of Bangor 1876 Women's FC with the intention to enter teams in various age categories in two girls' leagues in North Wales. The also club confirmed they would be playing their home matches at Treborth, Bangor University.
On 19 June it was announced by the FAW that the club would compete in the tier 5 Gwynedd League for the 2019–20 season and the first manager was announced as Mel Jones, with Dylan Williams confirmed as his assistant. Former Llandudno and Caernarfon Town manager Iwan Williams was also appointed as Director of Football.
The club's inaugural match was against fellow fan-owned team FC United of Manchester and the first competitive match, which took place in the Gwynedd League, saw the club record a 4–1 away victory against Ogwen Tigers on 10 August 2019. A successful first season saw the club leading the league, with a 100 percent win ration when the season was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020. They were crowned league champions following the announcement that all Welsh football seasons would finish with a table decided on a 'points per game' basis.
The club joined the newly formed North Wales Coast West Football League in the tier 4 Premier Division when announced in 2020. The inaugural season was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic and instead started in August 2021.
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