Bangor Chairman Dilwyn Jones
Bangor City chairman Dilwyn Jones is a happy man this weekend – basking in the club’s hosting of the Sky Sports Victory Shield U16s international between Wales and Northern Ireland and looking forward to (literally) building on this success as an application to enhance the Book People Stadium ‘s facilities is lodged.
“The Victory Shield match is the biggest we have staged so far at the Book People Stadium” said Jones, “and we are delighted at the way things went.
“On match night, the eyes of football fans everywhere were on Bangor, and we certainly did not disappoint.
“I’ve lost count of the number of compliments I’ve received about the pitch, the facilities, the professionalism of our staff and the welcome to be found at Bangor, and literally hundreds of online comments support this.”
There was also success on the pitch as the Wales youngsters triumphed 4 – 0 over their Northern Ireland counterparts – and to put icing on the cake, young Nathan Broadhead, grandson of Bangor city legend Tony Broadhead, scored the opening goal.
There’s also more excitement in store as City has applied to install extra seating around the ground and extend its clubroom to provide enhanced training and coaching facilities at its newly-built stadium, which staged its first match in 2012.
I’ve lost count of the number of compliments I’ve received about the pitch, the facilities, the professionalism of our staff and the welcome to be found at Bangor, and literally hundreds of online comments support this
“We also want to put more seating alongside our proposed practice pitch and increase the height of the protective fencing around it.” added Jones.
"This has come about, not by accident, but as a result of the hard work of all involved with Bangor City FC - directors, staff and supporters - and of course our partners in a wide range of public and private organisations, without whom none of this would have been possible."
And of course, there was more reason for Dilwyn and Bangor City fans to celebrate as his young side beat Newtown 2-1 at the Book People Stadium to rise to 4th place in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League.