Wanganui East Athletic Football Club — also known simply as Wanganui Athletic — are an association football team based in the New ZealandNorth Island city of Wanganui. They are traditionally the strongest team from the city, and played in the top flight of New Zealand football in both league and cup competitions. The team was founded in 1929 as Wanganui East Athletic, but briefly changed their name to Wanganui FC between 1974 and 1976 before reverting to their original name.
In 2009 the team entered a partnership with local rivals Wanganui City to form a top level team, Wanganui United, with both clubs feeding the squad. The idea behind this was to push the level of football in Wanganui. The idea was short-lived; after the 2010 season Wanganui United disbanded, with the players released back to their respective clubs.