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Tuesday 17 April 2012 3:22 PM
Mel Hoffman is the much better half of Storm forward Ryan Hoffman. She also is the author of the highly entertaining series Confessions of a Rugby League Wife
My name is Mel Hoffman, Ryan Hoffman’s wife and number one fan (okay, maybe equal number one along with the rest of the Hoffman family).
I hope you enjoy my observations, musings and (let’s be honest) general ramblings. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, I have recently joined the land of Twitter, you can follow me below:
View the latest edition of Mel's COARLW blog here
Storm writers group
Jonathan is a final year journalism student studying at La Trobe University. An all round sports fan he is looking to break into the competitive journalism and sports media field. Currently Jonathan also interns with the Box Hill Hawks and Bowls Australia, looking to increase his experience in the field.
Rodger is a passionate and paid up Melbourne Storm member who has supported the club since its inception.
He can count on one hand the number of home games he has missed. Through the triumph and adversity the club has endured, he has never once waivered in his support for what Melbourne Storm means to him as a person and a supporter.
All of his family are paid members and being an ex-pat Kiwi, it is great to be able to support the NRL in Melbourne with the passion that supporters show in other states in Australia.
“My friends say I have purple blood flowing through me and I don’t deny that,” Ziya says.
“This club has been part and will be part of my life forever and has produced highs and lows that not only endear you to Melbourne Storm, but also give you a sense of pride in believing in the culture that the club has developed.”
Rodger is in a management role and is 42 years-old.
Andrew has been involved in sports media (radio, television, online and print) since 2006. He has written for Goal Weekly Soccer Magazine, Cricket Coaches Australia and Rugby118.com and is the current Rugby League Analyst on Radio Sport National previewing NRL and international matches on Wednesday and Friday mornings during the season.
With a Mum from NSW and a Dad from Victoria, Adam had no other choice but to live, eat and breathe football. Living and writing a Cameron Smith conversion from AAMI Park, he considers himself a fanatic and caring lover of the mighty Melbourne Storm. Get in touch with him on Twitter.
Being an avid sports fan of a variety of codes, and having previously worked with Melbourne Storm in the ARL Development program teaching the skills of the game to school students, I know and understand the game of rugby league.
A passionate follower of sports and the media, it is my goal to one day pursue a career in the sports journalism field. To follow such a successful team as Melbourne Storm and to produce articles for their fans and members is something I am wrapped to be doing. I plan to produce informative, entertaining, and accurate information for all followers of this great club.
Kate is 16 and lives in country Victoria. She loves music, writing, rugby league and fairy bread. You will often find her listening to loud rock music, convincing her peers that rugby league is better than all other sports, or on Twitter.
An aspiring journalist, Kate is a passionate follower of Melbourne Storm, having been a member since 2010. She is also a budding musician; primarily playing the flute at VCE level. She’s extremely excited to be writing for Melbourne Storm and hopes to deliver fans high quality articles filled with purple pride.
Darren has been a Storm member since 2000. I have written one novel and numerous short stories. I am a keen historian, and am currently researching WW1 aviation history with a view to writing a book based on the history or aerial warfare in WW1 dealing with the development of the aircraft of the period and the pilots that flew them.
Cameron is a passionate sports and Storm fan who has followed the club since it entered the competition. He writes regulary for TheRoar.com.au and is heard on TheBanter FM. Being a Storm fan means each article is written with great passion for purple pride supporters.
I'm a 22-year-old sports journalism graduate who lives and breathes sport. Living in Sydney and supporting Storm often raises a few eyebrows, but I am proud of my team and wouldn't have it any other way. I'm a cricket coach, a one time Oz Tag superstar and love my stats. I've recently started a blog and am a Twitter addict, so make sure you follow me as I break the stories you want to hear.