Melbourne Storm’s clash against the Cronulla Sharks this Saturday evening will mark 2014's Member Appreciation Game.

Since its inception in 1997 in a city once unfamiliar with rugby league, Melbourne Storm has grown to great heights and established itself as one of the premier sporting clubs in Australia.

The Club has recorded its biggest growth over the last six years with an average increase of 1,749 members per season. Melbourne Storm went from a 2009 membership tally of 6,657 to a record-breaking 15,432 so far in 2014. It is the third year in a row the Club has broken a membership record.

Be at AAMI Park when Storm host the Sharks in Round 23. Tickets here.

To celebrate Melbourne's Member Appreciation Game, the Storm faithful have the opportunity to take part in an exciting moment in the club’s history. For the first time, members and fans will have access to the AAMI Park playing field following the conclusion of the match to experience what it feels like to step out onto the park. For more information, click here.

Members are also invited to join the Member March around the Olympic Park, Register here to participate and meet under the AAMI Park footbridge at 4:25pm.

Fan Up and join No Ordinary Team today. Visit the Melbourne Storm membership website for more information on membership packages to find the one that’s right for you, or contact us on 1300 786 767.

“To have a strong membership base in Melbourne is something that we’re very, very proud of. I feel like my experience with Melbourne has grown with Melbourne supporters and people of Victoria.” - Ryan Hoffman

“We believe we’ve got the best supporters in the competition. Rain hail or shine they’re out here at AAMI Park—they’re very vocal and get behind us and more times than not they get us over the line.” - Billy Slater

“I’ve said so many times over the last four or five years that I genuinely believe that our supporters are the most passionate supporters in the competition” - Cameron Smith

“I love running out when that song is pumping and the crowd is cheering, I love looking up and seeing purple everywhere.” - Jesse Bromwich