New Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel's introduction to Australian football will occur in Darwin, of all places, thanks to the FFA Cup.
The Wanderers landed Hellenic Athletic Club, the Northern Territory's sole participant in the tournament, in Tuesday night's draw for the round of 32.
It should be an easy win for the A-League outfit in Babbel's first official match in charge - but the setting and the circumstances will be a little jarring for the former Bayern Munich and Liverpool defender as he comes to terms with the eclectic nature of the sport at semi-professional level in this country.
FFA Cup holders Sydney FC will also take on a member federation club but won't have to travel nearly as far, having drawn NSW NPL side Rockdale City Suns.
Mark Rudan, meanwhile, has been handed a tricky first-up assignment at the helm of Wellington Phoenix in the form of Victoria's Bentleigh Greens, who reached the semi-finals in the cup's first year in 2014.
Newcastle Jets will battle the Gold Coast Knights in the other fixture pitting A-League sides against part-timers.
The six remaining A-League clubs will all face each other, with defending champions Melbourne Victory travelling west to face Perth Glory as they begin a new era under new coach Tony Popovic.
The pick of the matches between state-league sides is arguably Avondale FC's meeting with former NSL powerhouse Marconi Stallions.
Currently third on the NPL Victoria ladder, Avondale are considered one of the best teams outside of the A-League while Marconi, four-time champions in the NSL, will relish the opportunity to return to the national spotlight.
Cairns FC, formerly known as Far North Queensland Heat, have participated in every edition of the FFA Cup so far but are yet to win a match - however, they'll fancy their chances at home to West Australian club Armadale, who face an enormous road trip.
Dates and locations for the round of 32 matches are yet to be confirmed, but will take place over three weeks beginning in the last week of July.
FFA CUP ROUND OF 32
Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
Northcote City (VIC) v Devonport Strikers (TAS)
Port Melbourne Sharks (VIC) v APIA Leichhardt Tigers (NSW)
Lions FC (QLD) v Olympic FC (QLD)
Heidelberg United (VIC) v Charlestown City Blues (NNSW)
Gwelup Croatia (WA) v Adelaide Comets (SA)
Canberra FC (ACT) v Broadmeadow Magic (NNSW)
Cairns FC (QLD) v Armadale (WA)
Bonnyrigg White Eagles (NSW) v Hakoah Sydney City East (NSW)
Avondale FC (VIC) v Marconi Stallions (NSW)
Hellenic Athletic Club (NT) v Western Sydney Wanderers (NSW)
Gold Coast Knights (QLD) v Newcastle Jets (NSW)
Bentleigh Greens (VIC) v Wellington Phoenix
Rockdale City Suns (NSW) v Sydney FC.