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Monday 19 February 2018

Sports Journalism graduate, Liam Morgan, has been shortlisted for a top award in his profession.

Liam, who was awarded a first-class honours degree in Sports Journalism from Southampton Solent University in 2014, now writes for insidethegames.biz, the world’s number one Olympic news website.

Since joining the Buckinghamshire-based sports news organisation in 2015, 25-year-old Liam has reported on some of the world’s top sporting events.

Last year’s travels included covering the International Olympic Committee Session in Lima, Peru and World Championships in four sports.

Liam has been nominated in the young sports writer category at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards

Speaking from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, he said, "It is great to be nominated with so many other young journalists when the standard of entries was so high,"

"I am delighted.”

The winner of the young sports writer category will receive The Ian Wooldridge Trophy, dedicated to the former Daily Mail journalist who died of cancer in 2007.

Also shortlisted are Adam Crafton and Amitai Winehouse from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Ben Fisher from The Guardian and Observer, Amy Lofthouse from the BBC, Hugo Lowell from the i and Tom Roddy from Newsweek.

Winners and highly commended entries will be revealed at the 41st staging of the awards, held by the Sports Journalists' Association, on February 26 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE MEDIA OFFICE ON 023 8201 3040 OR EMAIL news@solent.ac.uk