Ambitious referee Megan Fidler delighted to win February’s Kids Are Alright Challenge prize

AMBITIOUS football referee Megan Fidler has been named as February’s winner in the Kids Are Alright Challenge 2011.

Judges agreed that the 15-year-old, from Whittlesey, had made a stunning contribution to her community - taking charge of more than 100 games of youth football.

Judge Tali Iserles said: “For the past three years, Megan’s given up her weekends to officiate at football matches across Fenland, sacrificing precious lie-ins to ensure the beautiful game is played beautifully and no doubt braving some hideous weather in the process.

“She’s refereed at over 100 games of youth football and is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional ref. Megan is an inspiration to women and girls everywhere in what is very much a male-dominated sport. Way to go Megan!”

Megan, who wins �50 of shopping vouchers along with her trophy, said: “It was a real shock to win. I had no idea I was going to get an award like this.

“I’m really pleased and all my family are proud of me. I’m just going to keep refereeing and see how far I can get.”

• We’re still searching for youngsters who are doing great things across Fenland. To nominate a young person for the Kids Are Alright Challenge 2011 fill in the form on our website or e-mail your nomination to robert.setchell@archant.co.uk

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