MURRAY United has appointed Josh Kennedy as club ambassador.
The former Socceroo will regularly mentor coaches and players this season as well as being involved in junior coaching clinics.
Kennedy, who retired from international soccer in June, is excited to be strengthening ties with his home region.
Murray United board member Pedro Afonso said the former Socceroo striker would be a huge asset.
"We are humbled and privileged to have Josh Kennedy return to his grass roots to oversee, mentor and support the brightest and most talented footballers and coaches in the Murray region," Afonso said.
"The knowledge and advice Josh will share with community players, coaches and officials transitioning into professional football will be invaluable.
"The AWFA in particular the Twin City Wanderers and Boomers FC are very fond of Josh, there are many affectionate memories of him plying his skills on the very same parks that still exist today.
"We are all very excited and I know Josh is itching to undertake some guest coaching sessions to find the next superstar."
Kennedy scored 17 goals in 36 appearances for the Socceroos.
His most memorable came in June 2013, when he gave the Socceroos a 1-0 victory over Iraq and booked them a place in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a late header.
Kennedy relocated from the Border to Carlton, before moving to Germany.
He also enjoyed a successful run with Nagoya Grampus in Japan, winning a J-League title and two Golden Boots.