The Melbourne Airport Storm Blitz, part of the NRL’s Community Carnival kicked-off today and saw Storm stars across the state return to school, spreading positive messages about healthy living.
The blitz, which runs for the week sees Storm players along with NRL Victoria Development Officers visit 10,000 school kids across Melbourne at over 44 different schools. Some players will also visit schools in Mildura on Wednesday.
Kicking-off proceedings at Broadmeadows Valley Primary School, Storm Captain Cameron Smith explained some of the key themes behind the week's visits.
"We're visiting over 40 schools over the next couple of days and reaching out to close to 10,000 children spreading the word about mental and physical wellbeing and spreading the word about rugby league and Melbourne Storm," Smith said.
"Hopefully we get the kids interested in rugby league and if not, hopefully we just send a good message about staying healthy and being in a good environment at home and with their friends."