Melbourne Storm has welcomed today’s decision by the Victorian Government that will allow the club’s NRL squad to return to training at AAMI Park this week.
Storm will wind up its Albury camp tomorrow evening and hold its first AAMI Park session on Thursday following a training free day for the players on Wednesday.
Coming back to AAMI Park is another significant step forward as our team continues to prepare for the resumption of the NRL competition at the end of the month.
The Club would like to thank the Victorian Government for their assistance in bringing Storm home and allowing our players and staff to be with their families while they undertake their profession.
Since last Tuesday, Albury has proven to be a wonderful home away from home for our 32 players and 18 staff who are in our Project Apollo training group.
The Club would also like to pass on our thanks to the people of Albury, especially the Albury Tigers, Siesta Resort management and staff and the CrossFit gym, who have all kindly accommodated us and made us feel so welcome.
The week-long camp has injected tens of thousands of dollars into the local economy, with more than 30 businesses receiving direct benefit from Storm’s stay in the border town.
In coming weeks, we will finalise initiatives to assist the local Chamber of Commerce with its post-coronavirus recovery, as well as continue discussions with the local rugby league fraternity about how we can help out community sport in the region once it is up and running.
Storm will continue to follow the strict health and biosecurity protocols put in place by the NRL, in accordance with National Principles for the resumption of Sport.
These protocols were compiled by a group of medical experts and endorsed by one of Australia’s leading biosecurity experts, Associate Professor David Heslop.