Q&A with Aaron Oakley

The Washbag

In the fourth of Steven Fyfe’s Q&As, former Town youth team defender Aaron Oakley was kind enough to discuss at length his rise through the youth ranks at Swindon and how his injuries impacted on his professional career.

There have been plenty of young players come through the ranks during my time supporting Swindon and few have had the hype of centre back Aaron Oakley. Sadly, injuries largely prevented him from fulfilling his potential and he was released by former Head Coach Mark Cooper. He kindly takes the time to speak to me in my latest Q&A.

Hi Aaron, thank you for talking to me. What was it like coming through the Swindon academy?

“Coming through the academy from nine until the age of 19 was an unbelievable experience. To think I made it from such a young age all the way through the age groups was a massive achievement personally.”

“I was lucky…

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