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Ben Hampton (Melbourne Storm):	NRL

As a result of warm conditions forecast for the weekend, Melbourne Storm has made the decision to move the club's Family Day and Trial Match back by one hour on Saturday 8 February.

The move has been made to ensure comfort for our members and fans as well as our players. Proceedings at Family Day will commence from 2:30pm while kick-off for the Trial Match has been pushed back to 6:30pm.

Seating for Storm's trial match against Canberra will all be located in the Western Stand of AAMI Park meaning by 4pm patrons will be sitting in total shade.

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

It would be appreciated if media outlets could assist in getting this change of time out to fans on behalf of Melbourne Storm.

First trial match of 2014

Storm v Raiders
Saturday 8 February
6.30pm, AAMI Park

Family Day

Saturday 8 February.
2.30pm-5.30pm, Gosch's Paddock

The 2014 Melbourne Storm playing group will be introduced on stage, with fans able to get autographs from the players and enjoy the afternoon's proceedings before the trial match against the Raiders kicks-off at 6.30pm.

Beat the heat on Family Day. Check out's guide to staying cool on Saturday.

Plan your afternoon and view the 2014 Melbourne Storm Family Day itinerary here.

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.