Suns seek out Storm advice
Gold Coast Suns younger players paid a visit to Storm HQ two weeks ago to learn from the Club's culture.
A select group of 12 players boarded a flight south to gain an insight into Storm in order to enhance their development.
The Suns players meet with several members of the Club and were present at AAMI Park to witness Melbourne's Round 17 win over the Dragons.
Suns chief executive Mark Evans believes his Club could learn off their rugby league counterparts' ability to remain consistently competitive over its 20 years history despite being in a non-traditional state.
"We've done it a couple of times during the year but on this occasion they caught up with the Melbourne Storm and went to a Storm game," Evans told AFL.com.au.
"We have some connections here and other teams and sportspeople come to town. You're almost just using your own contacts to give young players a chance to learn and hear from others.
"It's easier in Queensland cricket and rugby league but to be able to look at the Storm, who have done pretty well in a non-traditional market for them, was interesting for us."