Enjoy. Perform. Succeed.

AEARA athletes after a successful day at the Moonee Ponds Division schools track & field competition.

Australia East Africa Running Academy

Our coach, Barb Augustin, is very proud to be part of the Australia East Africa Running Academy, along with Tony Benson and Frances Lipscombe (see 'Coaches').

The Academy Mission aims include:

  • identify un-coached, potentially talented athletes with commitment and self-belief from both the African and wider Australian community and offer them the chance to realise that potential
  • provide high quality programming to those athletes inducted into the program
  • seek to improve athletic performances in middle and long distance events by having AEARA member coaches combine their squads at identified training sessions to allow athletes of similar abilities to train together with the aim of emulating the successful ‘camp’ approach of the East Africans. 

More details on AEARA can be found at http://aeara.webs.com/