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Storm coach Craig Ballamy lifts the trophy: NRL - Grand Final, Melbourne Storm v Canterbury Bulldogs, ANZ Stadium, Sunday 30th September 2012. Photo: Copyright © Renee McKay/Action Photographics

Ahead of Craig Bellamy's 300th game, Storm TV chat to the playing group about their earliest memory of the long time coach and what makes him successful.

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Will Chambers
"He's someone I'll always look to for advice. He's always there. He's been a father figure." 

Cooper Cronk
"He works hard so he's got the respect of the players straight away." 

Cameron Smith
"Work ethic in any business or team environment comes from the top." 

Slade Grififn
"He practices what he preaches." 

Billy Slater
"He expects a lot from his players but he doesn't expect them to do anything they can't do." 

Kenny Bromwich
"He's really honest and picks up on a lot of the things others wouldn't." 

Ryan Hinchcliffe
"When he's telling you something, you'll believe it and you'll go and do it." 

Ryan Hoffman
"It's been great to see how he evolved into the premier coach in the game, one of the greatest coaches the game has ever seen through a basic principle and that is hard work." 

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.