Sion Edwards signs off at Bangor City

Bangor City FC

Bangor City veteran Sion Edwards has left the club after eleven years.

The ex-Wales semi pro announced on Wednesday that he was leaving the Citizens by mutual consent and looking to ”experience something different” in his playing career.

Edwards was the last surviving member of the 2010-11 City squad, who won the Welsh Premier title under then-manager Nev Powell. For three seasons in a row before being crowned league champions, Bangor also won the Welsh Cup.

Edwards had made just two starts in league and cup action this season and was brought on as a substitute six times. He scored 58 goals in a total of 325 WPL appearances, played in five Welsh Cup finals and appeared in seven European campaigns.

Edwards said on Wednesday night: ”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.”

Edwards was a product of the youth system at Penrhosgarnedd, progressing to both youth and reserve team action at Wrexham, before his arrival at Bangor in the summer of 2006. He had also played for Wales Under 23s and Cemaes Bay.

His name figured twice in the WPL team of the season honours in 2007-08 and 2008-09. In later years, the FAW recognised his loyalty to City with the 2015 WPL Clubman of the Year. A testimonial followed in August last year, when City’s then-current squad faced the league champions of 2010-11.