Archie becomes Victory ambassador

Archie Thompson will continue his journey with Melbourne Victory by becoming an official club ambassador.

Thompson, a two-time Victory medallist and the club's games and goals record holder, will undertake a role supporting Melbourne Victory, predominantly in the community.

The Hyundai A-League's all-time leading scorer's magnificent career with Victory, which spanned 11 seasons, came to an end in May.

In the months since, Victory has been working with Thompson on an extensive role supporting its key off-field endeavours.

"Archie Thompson is an icon of Melbourne Victory, the Hyundai A-League and football in Australia," said Victory CEO Ian Robson.

"Archie's on-field achievements speak for themselves, but his impact off the pitch has been just as profound.

"He has been committed to engaging with the community, particularly with young kids, whether they are fans on match day, are associated with local clubs or are families where children are experiencing difficult times.

"Archie will continue to be the face of Melbourne Victory as an official ambassador across a range of club programs."

Thompson will have extensive involvement in the Club Victory program for community-based football, highlighting the importance the club places on grassroots development.

"It's an honour for me to continue to give back to the Victory community, after the incredible support I received over my playing career," Thompson said.

"While I always gave everything I had on the pitch, I also prided myself on being able to make a real contribution to the fans, especially young kids.

"To be able to continue that work in an official role at Victory is a great opportunity, which I'm extremely excited about."

Thompson recently endorsed a move for the number 10 shirt he made famous at Victory to be worn by the club's returning star midfielder James Troisi.

Thompson will be a special guest at the club's annual Open Day on Sunday, October 2, where he will take part in a formal handover of the jersey.