HEWORTH ARLFC were represented in an England youth side with youngster Alex Hindle in action for his country.

Hindle was part of the England Community Lions under-16s east squad which faced Australian side New South Wales at Stanningley in Leeds.

The starting loose forward has previously played for the BARLA U17s in their tri-series against Cumbria and Lancashire before being selected by the national side the Lions.

Hindle was the sole representative from the York region in the 21-man squad.

The game itself proved to be a tough encounter for the Lions against a strong touring side, culminating in a 62-0 defeat.

Despite that, the home side, drawn from 13 different community clubs, put up a good fight.

Hindle is one of a strong team of players from such age group at Heworth.

Joining him in the Yorkshire squad was half-back Myles Harrison and AJ Towse - both of whom are on trial at the York City Knights first-team squad.

Four of their former team-mates are now playing their rugby at professional academies: Jack Sadler (Castleford), Leon Watkinson (Hull FC), Callum Rutland (Hull FC) and Brad Ward (Hull KR).

This season Heworth are set to field as many as 17 sides at least one team at every age group which is a record for the club

"It's a testament to the enormous effort both on and off the pitch by an army of volunteers," said a club spokesperson.

Anyone interested in playing, from three-years-old to 60-plus can contact the club at heworthrl@gmail.com.