James Ackerman to be farewelled today

Melbourne Storm sends it's thoughts and prayers to everyone attending the funeral of James Ackerman today.

A public funeral will be held this morning, with the service taking place from 11am at Sunshine Coast Stadium, the home of Storm feeder team the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

Storm will be represented at the service by CEO Dave Donaghy, Craig Bellamy, Cameron Smith, Development Coach Anthony Seibold, Queesnland Coaching Director Matt Adamson and a number of the Club's players who have spent time with the Falcons this year.