Bangor City Football Club can confirm that the Football Association of Wales has implemented Rule 35 against the club.
This means that, as of August 5, 2019 –– confirmed by FAW's Head of Competitions Andrew Howard –– it has been suspended from all association football activity with immediate effect and for up to a maximum of seven calendar days after the judgement of the Arbitration hearing.
Rule 35 states as follows: "The Directors shall have power to suspend the playing of Association Football at all or any club or ground within its jurisdiction at such times and for such duration as the Directors shall see fit. Notwithstanding any provision contained in Rule 138.1, the Directors shall have the power to extend or diminish the period of the Playing Season in any year or at any time, when such a course shall seem to it to be necessary or desirable.
"All contracts or agreements between clubs, Players or any other party or between any or all of them shall be modified (if necessary) to take account of the effect of any decision of the Directors which may be made from time to time under the provisions of this Rule."
The Arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 16 and, in the meantime, the club will continue to prepare for the new season, awaiting the decision of the hearing.