Storm supports a range of programs that help to promote and develop the game of rugby league across Victoria.
Storm in Your Club
Melbourne Storm players, coaches and staff return to the grassroots clubs for training each year to give future stars of the game the chance to mix with the best!
Storm and NRL Victoria work together each year to identify clubs that we can help with clinics and fundraising efforts. Contact your NRL Victoria Development Officer to register your interest.
Storm Academy Schools
Rugby League is a fast-growing sport in Victoria, not just at the grassroots and community level but in schools as well. There are five secondary schools in Victoria acknowledged as Rugby League Academy Schools, providing students with specialised and individual support in skill development, conditioning and coaching as part of their formal curriculum.
Melbourne Storm is proud to support Mount Ridley P-12 College, The Grange P-12 College, Manor Lakes Secondary College, Vic University Secondary College and Hallam Senior College.
Touch Football Victoria
Touch Football is a simple sport that everyone can play.
Melbourne Storm and Touch Football Victoria have partnered to given more people the opportunity to take the field for the first time, whether you’re playing Men’s, Women’s, Mixed or Juniors touch footy! To find out how you can get involved in touch football visit: https://touchfootball.com.au/vic/
State Rugby League Centre
Rugby League in Victoria will have a dedicated home for the first time when the State Rugby League Centre is built in Broadmeadows.
In a partnership between the Victorian Government, Hume City Council, NRL and Melbourne Storm, the State Rugby League Centre will be home for NRL VIC, Touch Football VIC and the many community and grassroots rugby league programs in the state.
Thanks to the Victorian Government, this new facility will also be home for the Northern Thunder and will provide a unique community and elite sporting facility to promote health and wellbeing while helping to grow rugby league in Victoria.
Melbourne Storm have partnered with Casey City Council for two years to play its pre-season trial matches at Casey Fields in 2020 and 2021.
The partnership delivers more than just a chance to see the Storm players up close, but also hosts a community Nines tournament and festival of rugby league for families to enjoy.
The Storm Rugby League Festival is also supported by the Victorian Government.