Austin playing for Melbourne Victory in a friendly match against Port Melbourne, 9 August 2016
|Full name||Mitchell Gregory Reginald Austin|
|Date of birth||3 April 1991|
|Place of birth||Rochdale, England|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left Winger|
|2014||→ Lincoln City (loan)||6||(0)|
|2014||→ Brackley Town (loan)||5||(1)|
|2014||→ Brackley Town (loan)||4||(1)|
|2014||→ Southport (loan)||8||(0)|
|2015–2016||Central Coast Mariners||23||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2017|
Mitch Austin was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester on 3 April 1991. He has a twin sister named Brittany. His father is the Australian rugby league, and rugby union footballer Greg Austin. He left England at the age of eight when his father retired from playing professional rugby and moved the family back to Australia.
Mitch Austin was a Manly United junior in Sydney, Australia. He was spotted by the scouts of Rotherham United in 2009 whilst on a tour of the UK with Manly United and was offered a scholarship with the youth academy.
In 2014, he was loaned to Lincoln City to get more first team opportunities. But Cambridge soon recalled Austin, & declined Lincoln’s request for an extension to the loan. Though weeks later he signed for Brackley Town again on loan. On 31 January 2014, his loan was extended till March.
In May 2015, Cambridge United announced, that Austin was one out of 12 players, who would leave the club in the summer 2015 expressing his wish to return to Australia .
Central Coast Mariners
On 1 June 2015, Central Coast Mariners announced that they had signed Austin to a two-year contract. After making 23 appearances in the first year of his contract, Austin asked to terminate his second year and was released by Central Coast Mariners.
He made an outstanding start to his Victory career, earning Man of the Match honours in the club's pre-season friendly win over Juventus at the MCG.
On 1 February 2018, Austin was selected to represent Melbourne Victory in the E-League's inaugural season, alongside Mouad Zwed, becoming one of a handful of professional football players to compete in e-sports as well.
- As of 18 November 2017
|Stalybridge Celtic||2010–11||Conference North||5||0||2||0||0||0||7||0|
|Cambridge United||2013–14||Conference Premier||8||0||3||0||0||0||11||0|
|2014–15||Football League Two||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Lincoln City (loan)||2013–14||Conference Premier||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Brackley Town (loan)||2013–14||Conference North||5||1||0||0||0||0||5||1|
|Southport (loan)||2014–15||Conference Premier||8||0||8||0||0||0||16||0|
|Central Coast Mariners||2015–16||A-League||23||5||1||0||0||0||24||5|
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- Mitch Austin at Soccerway