McVeigh, who is returning from a knee injury, will act as head coach and be involved in the pre and post-match commitments at Blacktown.
The 30-year-old wants to make a move into coaching after his playing days, and will work closely with a number of assistant coaches who specialise in each area of the field on Saturday.
He brings 266 games of playing experience with him to the box, and is racing the clock to be fit for round one after undergoing post-season surgery.
He was the club’s best and fairest in 2008 and 2013.
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