Manchester City legend Tony Book is battling anti-social behaviour in Altrincham by joining youngsters in a five-a-side football match this summer.
The 77-year-old made 244 appearances for the Blues from 1966 to 1974 and captained the team to their FA Cup triumph in 1969.
Book is teaming up with police in challenging children to beat boredom through free activities in Safe4Summer.
Coaches from the Premier League champions will also join in the football events – golf, Zumba and cycling options are also available.
Sergeant John Cave, from the Altrincham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Throughout the holiday period, we will be supporting these activities and encouraging young people we come across during our patrols to attend.
“We intend to nip anti-social behaviour in the bud and proactively ensure that the summer can be as safe as possible for everybody.
“We cannot do this alone and will be working closely with partner agencies to tackle concerns.
“It is important that parents take responsibility and know where their children are, what they are doing and what time they will be home.
The campaign will offer young people fun experiences in a range of different activities across Greater Manchester during the summer holidays.
For information about activities in your area click here.