Aaron Briggs studied BA (Hons) Sports Coaching and graduated in 2008. Benefitting from the work experience available to him at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Aaron was working part-time with Preston North End’s first team in his final year, when he was offered a full-time contract after graduating.
After spending four seasons with The Lilywhites, where he was offered the opportunity to work with the U18s and now he leads up the Academy Performance Analyst department. “I am quite proud to say I lead up the Academy Performance Analyst department for Manchester City. The most interesting part about my career so far is working with elite players and putting plans in place that they buy into and then you go and see them perform on a match day,” he explained. Aaron looks back fondly on his time at UCLan and the on the job experience which enabled him to succeed in his chosen career path. He also gave some advice to the potential students of the future. “Follow something you're passionate about and study something you're passionate about rather than something you get pushed towards. Work hard and opportunities will come.”