Rob SetchellRob shortlisted in NCTJ awards

Journalism Studies graduate Rob Setchell has been shortlisted in the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in the Sports Journalism category.

Rob, who graduated in 2010, now works as a news and sports reporter for two newspapers in Cambridgeshire - The Cambs Times and The Wisbech Standard.

The 23-year-old earned his nomination for his portfolio of local sports reporting, which has seen him cover everyone from non-league footballers to international dodgeball players.

His sport exclusives have included pieces with Paralympic sprinting sensation Jonnie Peacock, who has recently featured in the nationals and on television, and a 13-year-old cricketer who wrote himself into the record books by taking two hat-tricks in an innings - a feat only achieved a handful of times in the history of the game.

Lively patch

Rob said: "It's fantastic to be shortlisted for the award and it's especially good to be nominated alongside my sports colleague at the paper, Gavin Caney. It came as a real surprise as most of the work I do is in news journalism.

"I feel lucky to work on a lively patch - which includes sporting talents like Jonnie Peacock, Louise Hazel and Jody Cundy - and also throws up the odd Wisbech lottery winner when it looks like you're heading for a quiet news week!"

Rob, who was named as The Guardian's Student Broadcast Journalist of the Year for 2010, will find out the result of the NCTJ Awards in the coming weeks.