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Fans launch Bangor 1876 FC

This is a story from the FSF archive – the FSF and SD merged to become the FSA in 2019.

Massive congratulations to our affiliates at Bangor City FC Supporters Association who have converted to become a supporters’ trust, and now own their club following a tumultuous few months. They explain more below…

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.

On 31st May 2019 the Bangor City FC Supporters Association became a supporters’ trust and members were invited to propose their names for the new football club – Bangor 1876 was the overwhelming choice.

The name is an acknowledgement to the origins of organised football in Bangor, which can be traced back to a public meeting held on 18th December 1876. Then, as now, the aim was to ensure the continuity of competitive football of the highest possible standard in the city.

Back in 1876, blue and red was adopted as the official club colours with subscriptions fixed at five shillings. Suitable accommodation was found when a field adjoining the old Friars School, subsequently known as Maes-y-Dref, was hired from a gentleman by the name of Thomas Williams.

Further announcements will be made by the Supporters’ Trust and Bangor 1876 on team colours and playing facilities in due course.

Bangor 1876 has also unveiled that the City of Bangor coat of arms will be adopted as the official club crest. The choice of crest reflects the club’s commitment to serve the local community, and preserve its proud footballing heritage, whilst engaging with supporters from Bangor, the surrounding area, and further afield.

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Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


  • Gamble Aware
  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball