Border soccer product Josh Kennedy has been announced as the new miniroos manager for Football Victoria.
Miniroos is a national program designed for kids of all abilities between the age of four and 11, with Kennedy set to officially commence in the role on March 16.
The former Boomers and Twin City Wanderers player said he was thrilled to be appointed to the role and was looking forward to getting started.
ALSO IN SPORT:
"I'm in a really good position now where I can start to give back to the game which has been a massive part of my life," Kennedy said.
"I have a son in miniroos and seeing him and his friends enjoying their football, irrespective of their abilities, is fantastic.
"I can't wait to share my stories and footballing journey with girls and boys all over the state each weekend across Victoria.
"The first thing I want to do is learn as much as I can from clubs, parents, coaches and of course the kids.
"Eventually, we can then put longer-term plans in place to improve experiences and attract as many young players as possible to the world game."
Wodonga-born Kennedy represented Australia 36 times, scoring 20 goals, and played in two World Cups for the Socceroos.
Before retiring in 2015 with Melbourne City, he spent 13 years playing abroad in Germany and Japan.
Boomers and Twin City play for a shield in Kennedy's name annually.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.