Ex-York City player Graeme Law has been selected in Great Britain’s men’s football squad for the upcoming World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Law, who made 34 appearances for the Minstermen between 2003 and 2006, is a student at York St John University and will fly out with the rest of the squad for the first game against Canada on August 9.

Law has moved from club to club since leaving Bootham Crescent for Dundee five years ago.

Two spells at Tamworth and stints at Farsley Celtic and Stalybridge Celtic followed before the full-back began his studies at York St John.

The 26-year old now balances his BA in Physical Education and Sports Coaching with playing for Northwich Victoria and running soccer school courses.

The side that Law will be hoping to feature prominently in will be captained by Newport County player and University of Bath student Garry Warren.

They will face up against Brazil in a friendly before going head-to-head with Ghana and Japan, as well as their opener against Canada.

It might well stand out as a highlight of Law’s career but he did represent Dundee at Hampden Park in a Scottish Cup Final as well as playing for Scotland U19s in the European Championships.

Mark Sullivan, senior lecturer in sport at York St John, said: “Graeme is a talented footballer with a sharp focus on his studies here at York St John.

“After enjoying a career in football from an early age he made the decision to develop his academic abilities alongside his passion for the sport.

“I wish him and the team every success for their time at the Games in China.”

Law is not the first player with York City links to be selected for the World University and Student Games.

Jon McCarthy – who went on to play for Port Vale and Birmingham City – was picked for the Games in Sheffield in 1991, while representing the Minstermen and studying at the University of Nottingham.