Wanganui East Athletic

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Wanganui Athletic Football Club
Full name Wanganui Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s) WAFC
Founded 1929
Ground Wembley Park, Wanganui
Ground Capacity 2000
Coach Jason King
League Lotto Federation league
2016 Federation League (8th)

Wanganui East Athletic Football Club — also known simply as Wanganui Athletic — are an association football team based in the New Zealand North 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.

National competition[edit]

Athletic played in the 1993, 1994, and 1995 regional superclub championships, reaching the national league stage in 1993, where they finished seventh.

Athletic reached the last 16 stage of New Zealand's premier knockout cup competition, the Chatham Cup in 1970, and went one stage further to become quarter-finalists in 1996.

Wanganui United[edit]

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.


  • 1981 Central League Division Two
  • 1987 Central League Division Three North
  • 1992 Central League Premier Division
  • 1994 Central Superclub Plate
  • 1996 Central Superclub Championship
  • 2010 Western Premiership Championship
  • 2014 Federation League Championship

First Team Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Matt Calvert (Captain)
18 New Zealand GK Tom Dickson
2 New Zealand DF David Glaister
3 England DF Ollie Carter
4 New Zealand DF Steve Burney
15 New Zealand DF Zeb Small
6 England DF Symon King
16 New Zealand DF Jack Mccoubrie
8 Zimbabwe MF Kelvin Hove
5 New Zealand MF Taku Hove
17 New Zealand MF David Garner
No. Position Player
10 England MF Ryan Holden
7 New Zealand MF Logan Hughes
13 New Zealand MF Josh Parker
18 New Zealand MF Kelvin Hove
11 Argentina MF Sergio Serra
12 New Zealand FW Richard Saunders
19 New Zealand FW Jude Hiri
14 New Zealand FW Scott Burney
9 New Zealand FW Quinn Mailman
12 New Zealand FW Jordan Gilmore
13 New Zealand FW Raymond Hove

New Zealand representation from Wanganui Athletic[edit]

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