A NSW and Australian half back, Brett Kimmorley was good enough at his prime to force rugby league immortal Andrew Johns out of the number seven jersey and into the unfamiliar role of hooker at a representative level.

Following stints at the Newcastle Knights, Hunter Mariners, Melbourne Storm and Northern Eagles, Kimmorley made the move to the Sharks, always giving his best in seven seasons in Cronulla colours.

While he finished his playing days as a Bulldog, Kimmorley has remained a local Shire resident, residing with his young family just a few hundred metres from the Sharks home base in Woolooware.

In continuing his association with the game of rugby league, Kimmorley was yesterday named as one of 40 NRL Community ambassadors, a role which will see him travel around the country aiming to enrich the lives of those they come into contact with.

Amongst the tasks undertaken by the NRL ambassadors will be to break down the stigma of mental health, mentor young Indigenous students to make an easier transition from school to work and standing up and speaking out about violence against women.

At the induction of the NRL Ambassadors yesterday Kimmorley spoke with Sharks TV about the role he hopes to play, while also discussing some of the other things that will occupy his time during 2016.

Of special interest to some rugby league followers, Kimmorley has started up a ‘Playermakers Academy’, with more information available as a part of the Sharks TV interview.

See the Kimmorley interview, now playing on Sharks TV.

Also following is the list of 2016 NRL Ambassadors:

Adam MacDougall
Alan Tongue
Alex McKinnon
Anthony Minichiello
Ben Ross
Ben Smith
Brent Tate
Brett Kimmorley
Bronson Harrison
Dallas Johnson
Dan Hunt
Danny Buderus
Darren Lockyer
David Simmons
David Peachey
George Rose
Georgia Hale
Jason King
Jerome Ropati
Joe Galuvao 

John Skandalis
Josh Perry
Justin Hodges
Luke Bailey
Mario Fenech
Matt Cooper
Matt King
Matt Bowen
Nathan Hindmarsh
Nathan Merritt
Petero Civoniceva
Renae Kunst
Roy Asotasi
Ruan Sims
Samantha Hammond
Shaun Timmins
Stephanie Hancock
Tallisha Harden
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
Wendell Sailor