In light of the findings of the recent case, FAW vs. Bangor City FC, the FAW has issued a points deduction to the club as a result of players being paid who are registered as non-contract players that do not have a written contract at FAW.
This issue will send shockwaves through the football community as many clubs throughout Wales pay players who are registered as non-contract and who are not on professional contracts.
In the opinion of the FAW, players who sign standard non-contract forms should NOT be paid apart from expenses and then only if valid receipts are submitted.
All registration rules have been adhered to and the decision is based on 'balance of probability' rather than adhering to their own rules and regulations.
All forms signed have been submitted correctly and therefore, no blame can be attributed to any individuals who have been involved with the club.
The punishment that has been issued is severely harsh and not in keeping with previous punishments for similar issues.
This decision will be appealed - not just in the interests of Bangor City but for every other club within Welsh football who currently are doing the same thing.