USW students through to finals of Football Blog Awards

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A Cardiff City blog by student journalists will fly the flag for Wales next month after making it through to the finals of the Football Blogging Awards.

Inside Cardiff City.co.uk, which is edited by University of South Wales student Jamie Kemble, is the only Welsh finalist in the Best Football Club Blog category of the Awards, which are being held at Manchester’s Old Trafford on November 17.

The 19-year-old BA (Hons) Journalism student, from Aberdare, set up the blog in 2015, and now manages a team of writers who produce news, behind the scenes stories and match analysis for fans of Cardiff City and the Wales national team.

Jamie said: “The website has a real focus on improving the abilities of students who want to work in sports journalism, and giving people a platform for their work.

“To reach the final of the Football Blogging Awards is a brilliant feeling, not just for me but for everyone involved, and it gives real recognition for all those hours of hard work and commitment.”

Julie Kissick, Course Leader for BA Sports Journalism at USW, added: “The Football Blogging Awards bring together the creme de la creme of the online sporting world and for our student-run website, Inside Cardiff City, to be in the finals is a fantastic achievement.

“The awards have gained in prestige since they were launched in 2012. They were created as a means of recognising the best football blogs from around the world and the ‘unsung heroes’ who work tirelessly to update them with information about the team they love.

“ICC are up against football blogging royalty in the Best Football Club Blog category, including last year’s winners AnfieldHQ.com and the hugely popular independent Everton website ToffeeWeb.com so for the work of the ICC team to be rewarded with a place in the final is something we’re immensely proud of.”

The website attracts thousands of viewers every day, and now needs your votes to be in with a chance of winning the Best Football Club blog title. You can vote for Inside Cardiff City at http://www.footballbloggingawards.co.uk/about/vote-now-football-blogging-awards/ or on Twitter @Insideccfc.


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