- Storm and Melbourne Airport announce a local community collaboration.
- Partnership kicks off with the Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz this week as part of the NRL’s Community Carnival.
- Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz will see Storm stars spread healthy living messages to 10,000 kids across 44 schools in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Airport have today announced a local community collaboration that will see an immediate impact on over 10,000 schoolkids across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz, part of the NRL’s Community Carnival, will see Storm stars return to school, spreading positive messages about healthy living at 44 schools.
Storm captain Cameron Smith is leading the charge and will attend three schools across the Gladstone Park area on Tuesday (February 17).
The Queensland and Australian captain will talk to students about four health factors identified as key to a person’s wellbeing – mental wellness, physical fitness, nutrition and positive relationships.
“Wellbeing is important to us all but especially so for young people,” said Smith.
“My teammates and I are looking forward to heading back to school to deliver some important and positive messages and we’re delighted to have Melbourne Airport supporting it.
Mr Chris Woodruff, CEO of Melbourne Airport welcomed the launch of the Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz and the positive messages it will bring to thousands of children across the North- West.
“Melbourne Airport is delighted to be using the power of sport to engage with Melbourne’s youth around positive lifestyle and study habits, relationships, and physical health issues,” Mr Woodruff said.
Smith’s teammate, Billy Slater, headlines an introductory video that welcomes kids to the program.
Slater was in Griffith, NSW, recently undertaking a number of fan sessions with local kids, while some of his teammates will also head to Mildura on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz will continue on Thursday with more Storm players taking part in further school visits.