Matt Aston

Profession:
Trainee Manager at the Celtic Manor Resort

Matt studied Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport (Rugby) at Hartpury, he then went on to become a trainee manager. He spends about one to two months learning each aspect of the departments. It’s full on, he's always on call even when you’re not working but he loves it. He got the chance to work at the Welsh Open and supported the successful running of the NATO Summit in front of the world’s media.

Matts Hartpury Experience

"Coming to Hartpury was the best decision I ever made. I loved the fact that in the elite environment at Hartpury, I always had professionals like Richard King (golf programme manager) who kept me motivated on my goals and could always answer any question I had about my game. The programme also gave me skills and experience that are relevant to the job I’m in now. From studying and playing in an elite sport environment to gaining sports coaching experience and studying modules in sports business; everything I’m doing now in my job, I can link back to what I learned at Hartpury. It really helped me to understand the challenges and opportunities facing a business of this size."

Developing Industry Connections

"My experience of balancing the demands of competing at the top level in my sport with a full academic programme at Hartpury really stood me in good stead for my current job. My dream now is to become a director of golf one day, whether that’s at Celtic Manor or one of the other big courses. Who knows, I might even have time to play a bit more golf then?!"