For over four years Prodesse Lodge No 8678 of Hindley Masonic Hall have sponsored an under 11s rugby league team from the local area. Hindley under 11’s draws their players from the local community and all their families are involved in raising funds for the various games and competitions that the team are involved in every year.
In 2023, the team have been invited by the Netherland organising body of the Rugby League Association to take part in a festival to promote youth rugby league. The WM of Prodesse Lodge Ryan Mangnall set about raising some additional funds by inviting, players, families and supporters to a festive board and raise some much-needed additional travel funds
Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the festive board and the evening, and it was a great opportunity for the team and community to meet the faces behind their Prodesse Lodge sponsors and also see what goes on behind the doors of Hindley Masonic Hall, with Jim Millar, Ryan Mangnall and the rest of the officers on hand to answer any questions that the players and families might like to ask.
The evening turned out to be a wonderful positive opportunity to promote Freemasonry to the local Hindley community, where families without Masonic connections, were able to have a glimpse of Masonic guiding principles and no doubt when these young gentlemen come of age, they may give Freemasonry more than just a passing glance.
Hindley ARLFC meet at: St Peters Pavilion, Hurst Street, Hindley, WN2 3DN.