Melbourne Storm were last night notified by major partner, Purplebricks, of their plans to close their Australian business.
Purplebricks has confirmed to the Club their exit plans for Australia will have no impact on their existing financial commitment to Storm for the 2019 season.
Purplebricks signed as a major partner with the Club in 2019 under a one-year arrangement.
The one-year deal has allowed for Storm to plan longer term partnerships on the back of year-on-year growth in broadcast and commercial numbers.
After eight rounds in the 2019 season, Storm are second only to Collingwood of all Victorian clubs watched on TV across all subscription and free to air networks.
Storm also continues to generate a significant online traction, having a larger social media following than any AFL club and the second largest of all AFL and NRL clubs in Australia.
The Club would like to thank Purplebricks for their ongoing support in the 2019 season and wish the company all the best for their operations in the future.