After a bit of NAGging Hilly gets the job done!

SOR Member Founder Member Ian Hill took the opportunity to both referee and deliver Spirit of Rugby Ale to New Ash Green RFC on Saturday at their Easter fixture versus a Kent Barbarians XV.

W.Bro Ian Hill spent the day in the middle with a whistle and a beer

Ian gave the following report… “I had the pleasure of delivering New Ash Green our Spirit of Rugby beer on Saturday prior to there 1st team playing a barbarian team made up from players from teams across Kent. The beer was received by New Ash Green’s Chairman (Howard Morgan) and 1st XV team captain (Declan Bateman) and President (Nick Warren).
The beer was chilled and warmly received and was auctioned off to the Vice Presidents.
The lot winning member kindly donated the beer to players from both teams who consumed pitch side in the sun after the game”.

You can find out more about New Ash Green’s teams (adult youth and women) on their website: and Facebook page.

Spirit of Rugby Lodge offers the opportunity for gentlemen rugby players, supporters and enthusiasts to discover freemasonry and help make a difference to the local rugby community. If interested drop us an email:

Spirit of Rugby IPA has been brewed by our friends at Nelson Brewery at the Historic Dockyard at Chatham. We have gifted free beer to over 20 rugby clubs in East Kent over the past 6 months.