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Athletics International

Mission and activities

Athletics International (AI) supports and assists younger and emerging athletes to achieve their full potential, and helps former elite athletes to maintain an involvement in their sport. AI does this through:

  • providing financial and other support to younger and emerging athletes;
  • helping former elite athletes maintain a connection to their sport; and
  • assisting the National and State bodies through links with former elite athletes.

Executive and Committee

Executive President Marian O’Shaughnessy



Vice President

Susan Hobson



Treasurer Charlene Rendina



Sarah Klein



Terri Cater




Peter Fossey




Kelly Hetherington




Steve Longdon-Gee




Lee Naylor




Jess Rothwell




Lauren Shelley


Current activities

  • Two annual Steve Moneghetti Emerging Athlete Awards
  • The annual Ron Clarke Scholarship. More information, including an application form, can be found here.
  • Partnering with Athletics Australia and Athletics Victoria to run the annual Strawberries and Cream function at the Zatopek 10Km event in December
  • An annual Distance Runners’ series of seminars at Falls Creek in late December
  • Assisting AA to distribute the AA honour role Bibs: so far, Bibs distribution events have been held in Melbourne, Hobart, Canberra, Perth, Falls Creek and Sydney, with more to come.


AI distributes electronic copies of its Newsletter to those for whom we have email addresses and all financial members three times a year.

Latest Newsletter |  October 2018 Newsletter

Eligibility and how to become financial

If you have represented Australia in an Olympic or Commonwealth Games, or World Championship (T&F, Cross Country or Indoors), or held an Australian Open record, or won an Australian Open championship, you are automatically a member of Athletics International. You can become a financial member for 2017-18 by sending $40 to our Treasurer Charlene Rendina.

Direct deposit

Account Name:

Athletics International Inc

BSB: 083 251

Account number: 666 188 951

(Please put your name in ‘account description’)


made payable to: Athletics International Inc

mail to:

Charlene Rendina


40 Weidlich Rd

Eltham North VIC 3095

AI Membership is great value. It gives you subsidised entry to AI functions, and allows us to continue to organise get-togethers and assistance to our young and emerging athletes. The AA/AI Gold Pass alone allows members free entry to premier track and field meetings each season.

Athletics Australia
Athletics House
Level 2, 31 Aughtie Drive
Albert Park  VIC 3206

P +61 3 8646 4550
F +61 3 8646 4560