Austin has always had a passion for sport. Having played Football and Rugby throughout school, as well as representing his Borough in Athletics and Swimming, he went to The University of Durham to read Sport, Health and Exercise. From here he pursued a career in fitness training, before turning his attention to teaching. He got his PGCE in Secondary Physical Education from The University of East London, and continued to work in London for the next seven years. Since qualifying as a teacher Austin has enjoyed great success and progression in his career. In 2011 he was awarded "Carnegie Schools Teacher of the Year" by the Rugby Football League before becoming Head of PE in two Schools, including Tianjin REGO International School in 2013. Austin has just completed two years in Qatar, working for Qatar Petroleum, and cannot wait to get his new life started at Dulwich Zhuhai.