Parramatta Eels half-back Mitchell Moses has taken up coaching in his spare time - but not in the sport you may think.
The 24-year-old was involved in a social media exchange following the Eels' 64-10 loss to Melbourne Storm with amateur football club Sydney CBD FC - who have also been battling in recent weeks in the Eastern Suburbs Premier League.
Despite his lack of round-ball skills and knowledge, Moses decided to head down to Sydney CBD training and help out the players with the mental and physical side of their game - believing the new perspective would help out himself just as much.
"The whole thing was just perfect timing really. I had just suffered a big loss with the Eels last round and the boys from Sydney CBD said they were struggling with their results too," Moses told The World Game.
"I love helping people out and I thought the change of scenery, as well as a bit of a different outlook, could help my game on the rugby league field.
"I've only ever had a casual interest in football, and while my knowledge of the game isn't the best, I was able to work with these guys from the viewpoint of being an athlete as opposed to a football player or a rugby league player.
"I really enjoyed training with the Sydney CBD FC boys and I think it is going to help my game just as much as it helps theirs."
Moses is keen to help out with the club as much as possible during the season - even organising a new away kit and free haircuts for all the players through his sponsors.
While the Eels' away match against the Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday will prevent Moses from being at the Sydney CBD game this weekend, he hopes to be involved in the match-day coaching next week when Parramatta has a fixture in Sydney.
"I'm really excited to see how I go on the sideline as I've never really been a coach before," Moses said.
"It will be strange enough trying to help coach a team from a different sport, but I think not being in control or able to individually influence the match is going to be the real test."
And it appears Moses' football skills aren't as bad as you would think, according to Sydney CBD FC captain Mark Smith.
Smith also explained the impact Moses had on the team after his surprise appearance at training.
"The whole experience has been absolutely amazing and to think it has all come from a throwaway comment on social media," Smith told The World Game.
"He was able to show off a few juggles of the ball at training and because he is a goal kicker in rugby league his ability to strike a ball gave our goalkeeper plenty of headaches.
"Getting Mitch on board has helped us discover newfound confidence and a different perspective to how we approach games. I think it could be exactly what we need to turn our season around."