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More than 3,000 Storm fans took over Gosch’s Paddock on Sunday as Melbourne Storm held their annual family day amidst a sea of purple.

Fans were treated to a fun-filled day made up of live music, performances, player presentations, interviews and plenty of giveaways.

Skipper Cameron Smith took to the stage during the day to say thank-you to the best fans in the NRL.

“I think I say it every year, we’ve got the most passionate fans in the competition,” Smith said.

“We play half of our game away from home and there is no one like these guys, especially at a packed AAMI Park. We are really looking forward to our first two matches being at home.

“Monday night is always a huge games for us in Melbourne… hopefully we see a lot of Storm jerseys in the crowd and we can put on a good performance for them (in Round 1).”

Family Day kicked off at 10am with Storm Man and Cheerleaders firing up the purple faithful before CEO Dave Donaghy took to the stage to welcome fans.

The coaching panel headed by Craig Bellamy then answered questions and previewed the upcoming season.

#Purplepride then reached fever pitch as every player from Storm’s 2016 playing group was presented on stage and given a loud and passionate reception.

Plenty of fans also signed up at the membership tent throughout the day to Get Their Storm On and help the club reach their goal of 20,000 members this season.

Tickets have also gone on sale for Storm home games with fans able to secure their seats at AAMI Park by clicking here.

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