Joe Stimson (Storm) and Mitch Harvey (Power) share a laugh during the joint training session between the two clubs.

Power and Storm youngsters team up

Melbourne Storm and Port Adelaide Football Club youngsters teamed up for a training session of a different kind on Saturday, combining the two codes' different skill sets.

Building on a relationship between the two clubs started by head coaches Craig Bellamy and Ken Hinkley (Bellamy and Football Director Frank Ponissi visited Port Adelaide in July last year), a small group of the Power's first to third year players travelled to Melbourne last weekend.

After a visit by Storm Development Coach Anthony Seibold and new U20's Coach Marc Brentnall at the end of last season, an opportunity was seen between the two clubs for a joint session for their younger squad members to further benefit their development.

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"The whole idea of the day was to put the Port Adelaide players outside of their comfort zone at times but also put the Melbourne Storm guys out of their comfort zone too," explained Seibold.

"It was also good to see other young elite athletes from another sport and another club; how they carried themselves, how they work and just to give them an all around experience."