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With forecast temperatures pushing 40 degrees on Family Day on Saturday 8 February, takes a look at a few ways you can beat the heat.

Trial match seating in the Western Stand

Seating for Storm's trial match against Canberra, kicking off at 6:30pm will all be located in the Western Stand of AAMI Park meaning patrons will be sitting in the shade and not direct sunlight.

For players on the field, extra drinks breaks will be included with the trial split up into four quarters.

For more information on tickets to Storm's Trial Match on February 8, click here.


Make sure you are sun smart and apply plenty of sunscreen on Saturday. With a top of 40 degrees celsius forecast, Cancer Council Australia will be giving out sunscreen with plenty available for those attending Family Day, with Sun Smart also running a marquee where sunscreen will be available.

For more information on sunscreen and protecting your skin, visit the Cancer Council Australia website here.


It is important to drink water and keep hydrated in hot weather. At Family Day and the Trial Match there will be plenty of cold water available to purchase at food and beverage stands.


There will be plenty of shade available at Gosch's Paddock on Family Day. Make sure you find a spot out of the sun and enjoy a fun day of activities and proceedings. Mist Fans will also be located around Gosch's Paddock on Family Day, allowing fans and members areas to cool off throughout the afternoon.

For a full schedule of proceedings on Family Day, click here.


Make sure you protect yourself from the sun and purchase from the 2014 BLK Melbourne Storm headwear range. Melbourne Storm merchandise will be available from the merchandise tent on Family Day, shop where the money goes to the club.