A Football Association of Wales (FAW) Appeals Panel was reconvened today (24 June) to consider the appeal by Bangor City Football Club against the decisions of an FAW Disciplinary Panel, which were detailed in a statement published to FAW.Cymru on 20 May 2019.
The Appeals Panel originally sat on 18 June 2019 to consider the appeal by Bangor City, however, following the introduction of fresh evidence that was submitted by the Club, a decision was taken to adjourn the hearing for that information to be considered.
The multiple charges issued to Bangor City Football Club for their alleged breach of FAW Rules were considered in accordance with the Rules by the Appeals Panel.
After carefully considering the written and verbal evidence submitted, the decisions of the Appeals Panel are summarised as follows:
- In relation to the charges concerning ‘Player A’, it was found proven that Bangor City had entered into an Employment Contract with ‘Player A’ as and from 1 January 2019 and not from November 2018 as previously alleged. As a result, ‘Player A’ participated in 7 (seven) matches during this period. The Appeals Panel therefore decided that Bangor City FC be deducted 21 points from from their Huws Gray Alliance League record for the 2018/19 season.
- The charges in relation to ‘Player B’ were found not proven by the Appeals Panel and as a result the 9 (nine) point deduction given to Bangor City by the Disciplinary Panel was removed.
The decisions of the Appeals Panel were verbally communicated to all parties present and will formally be communicated in writing in due course.
The concerned parties will have an opportunity to lodge an appeal against the decision of the Appeals Panel, as set out under FAW Rules 43.2.3 and 45.3.
As previously stated, Bangor City Football Club were unable to appeal against the Disciplinary Panel's decision to place a transfer embargo on the club as the deadline for an appeal had lapsed.