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Melbourne Storm offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Hayden Butler.

Hayden was a former member of Storm’s U20s NYC Thunderbolts squad. He died suddenly in Mackay, Queensland, over the Australia Day long weekend.

Storm has offered counselling to Hayden’s former teammates still at Storm in both its NRL and NYC squads.

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.