Emillia hawkins

Brighton students shortlisted for football writer awards

Congratulations to Sports Journalism students Emillia Hawkins and Colin D’Cunha who have been nominated in the FWA Unheard Voices Football Writer of the Year Award.

Emilla, who has secured industry experience while studying at The Sun newspaper, says:

“It’s an honour to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award, especially given how many entries there were. I submitted a piece last year but didn’t make the cut so it feels great to progress this time.”

Colin, who has secured industry experience while studying at Brighton and Hove Albion football club, says:

“It’s quite frankly an honour and a privilege to be shortlisted for the Football Writer’s Association Unheard Voices Football Writer of the Year Award. I wouldn’t’ve dreamt of it a year ago, but this is a very pleasant surprise. Shout out to Owen, who gave me a crucial bit of advice after going through my initial submission. It’s just a shortlist, but fingers crossed!”

colin d'cunha

Owen Evans is course leader for the University of Brighton’s Sports Journalism BA(Hons). Of the nominations he says:

“Millie and Colin fully deserve this recognition for their hard work. As well as excellent reporters, they have both demonstrated impressive initiative securing industry experience at The Sun and Brighton and Hove Albion, respectively.

“It’s also particularly pleasing for the nominations to come in the Vikki Orvice and Unheard Voices awards as our course is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in sport media.”

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