The last-surviving member of Bangor City’s Welsh Premier League title-winning side of 2010/11, and a three-time Welsh Cup winner with the club, Sion Edwards issued the following statement this evening:
“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to part ways with Bangor City Football Club by mutual consent.
“Bangor City Football Club has been such a huge part of my life and it is incredibly difficult saying goodbye, but I feel it is something that's in the best interests of all involved, including my family and the club itself.
“My decision is completely based on my wish to experience something different and to make sure I have no regrets when my playing career is eventually over.
“When I joined Bangor City from Wrexham all those years ago, I not only joined as a player but as a fan. I hope in my years wearing the Bangor shirt with pride I have fulfilled and repaid the trust and support that so many people associated with the club have shown me.
“I would like to thank the current management team of Kevin Nicholson, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Stephen Vaughan for their understanding over the past couple of days.
“I would also like to thank Gwyn Pierce Owen, Neville Powell, Mark Limbert, Gwynfor Jones and all players past and present that I've had the pleasure to play with over the years.
“My final thanks go to the very people who make and have made Bangor City the club it is today - the Supporters (even the Dinglers!) It has always been a privilege to represent you and I will cherish all the great memories that we have made from the Welsh Cup wins, winning the league and our travels in Europe.
“I wish the club and current team all the success for the remainder of the season and years to come.
“We've not done badly have we? Keep The Faith”
Since making his debut for The Citizens in April 2006, the attacking midfielder has made a total of 232 (plus 93 substitute) appearances in the Welsh Premier League, claiming a total of 58 goals along the way.
Highlights of Sion’s time in the famous blue shirt of Bangor City include the WPL championship title in 2010/11, three Welsh Cup winners-medals (from five Final appearances) and involvement in seven UEFA European campaigns.
Sion was awarded the WPL Clubman of the Year title in October 2015 and was rewarded with a testimonial match in recognition of his dedication, loyalty and exemplary services to the club in August 2016.
Everyone involved with Bangor City FC wishes Sion and his family every success for the future - it’s been an unforgettable journey. Diolch yn fawr, Sion!
Updated 12:12 - 27 Nov 2017 by Kevin Owen