The Melbourne Storm will hold an open training session in Wyndham on Saturday, November 19, for members and fans who missed seeing their team in action.
In preparation for the start of the 2023 NRL season, the Storm will play at Werribee Bears home ground, Haines Drive Reserve, 90-120 Haines Drive, Wyndham Vale
Wyndham City Council and Wyndham Vale Primary School are supporting the open training session.
Entry to the session is free, and membership and merchandise stalls will be up and running to get everyone ready for the 2023 season.
Gates open at 9am, with activities through to 1pm including a free Storm Junior League clinic for the kids to show off their rugby league skills. To register, go to playrugbyleague.com.
Storm captain Christian Welch said, “The team really enjoyed our trip around the local grounds last year,” “We’re looking forward to seeing all of our members again, saying hello and enjoying an atmosphere that’s a little bit different for a training session.”
NRL Victoria General Manager Brent Silva said, “This is a fabulous opportunity for the community to get up close and connect with the stars of the game.
“We are grateful to have a club like Storm willing to get out to the suburbs to support the local community and our clubs involved in the Storm Junior League and Storm Premiership.
“We are excited to be able to provide some great opportunities for kids to learn some skills and inspire them to be future Storm NRL and NRLW players.”
Storm’s first pre-season match will be against the Sydney Roosters at GMHBA Stadium at Kardinia Park on Sunday afternoon, February 12 (1.50pm kickoff) – the club’s first visit to Geelong since 2019.
It will be followed by a trip across the Tasman to face the NZ Warriors at Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday, February 19 (2.50pm NZ time, 12.50pm Melb time).
The season proper will begin with a round one match-up against the Parramatta Eels in Sydney on March 2 followed by the first home game in round two against Canterbury on March 11.