Langley's Daniela Gerig is one of several Trinity Western Spartans who will represent Canada next month at the FISU (World University) Games in China.

Langley's Daniela Gerig is one of several Trinity Western Spartans who will represent Canada next month at the FISU (World University) Games in China.

Canada’s FISU women’s soccer team in Langley

Squad prepping for World University Games in China

Canada’s women’s soccer entry for the upcoming FISU Games (World University Games) will face the Vancouver Whitecaps women’s prospects team on Tuesday (Aug. 2) at Trinity Western University.

The Canadian side is using TWU as their training base for the Games, which run Aug. 11-21 in Shenzhen, China. They arrived in Langley on Friday (July 29) and will train locally until Aug. 6.

The team will also play Team B.C.’s U16 squad on Friday (Aug. 5).

Canada is being coached by TWU women’s soccer coach Graham Roxburgh and the roster features four Spartans players, including Langley’s Daniela Gerig and Cloverdale’s Nikki Wright. Both also played their youth soccer with Langley FC.

Spartans’ Melissa Mobilio and Natalie Boyd are also on the Canadian side.