Aaron Rouge-Serret is an athlete who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2007 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, he was paired with Gary Honey as his Mentor.
Aaron was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1988 and started Athletics relatively late in his life. He did not start training seriously for the sport until 2005, but almost immediately achieved impressive results.
Aaron ran 10.86 in his heat of the 100m at the Victorian All Schools in 2005 and ran 10.99 in the final. He then moved to the Australian All Schools Championships and won the gold medal in the 100m, before taking the silver medal at the Pacific School Games with a time of 10.74.
Aaron had arrived on the domestic Athletics scene and he backed up his run of success with a gold medal at the Australian U20 championships with another sub-11 second performance. Aaron’s meteoric rise in such a short career continued, and he was selected to represent Australia at the 2006 World Junior Championships. During the meet in Beijing, he just missed the final by 0.3 seconds.
Honours & Achievements
- 2005: Australian All Schools Championships, gold -100m.
- 2005: Pacific School Games, silver.
- 2006: Australian U20 championships, gold.
- 2006: World Junior Championships selection.
- 2007: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.