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Media: Dave Donaghy on the Breakfast Club, RSN

We thanked the Albury Tigers and have returned home to AAMI Park to train as of today, a short lived stint now that restrictions in Victoria have been lifted. CEO, Dave Donaghy joined the Breakfast Club this morning.

Via: RSN. Listen here.

Story via RSN/927: CEO Dave Donaghy is pleased that the team has been able to return to Melbourne to train at AAMI Park.

Last week the Albury council denied the Storm access to train on council-owned grounds, after the team was forced to relocate there temporarily to take advantage of New South Wales’ early relaxing of COVID-19 protocols for professional sporting teams.

The NRL have stated for a month the league will restart on May 28th and the Storm CEO hopes the Queensland border restrictions won’t impact that intention.

“It’s all systems go. We’re waiting for the finalization of a broadcast agreement.”

“It’s pleasing to see the game has set a stake in the ground and set a marker.”

On Monday, Premier Daniel Andrews announced teams could start training in groups of 10 and the Storm have been permitted to play NRL matches at AAMI Park once the season restarts.

“That’s my understanding.  My belief is we are able to play games.”

The NRL and the Melbourne Storm will have to adhere to strict biosecurity measures, outlined in a 111 page document compiled by the club.

“They’ve come back and they’re in good shape, 3 or 4 weeks training, they’ll be ready to go.”

Acknowledgement of Country

Melbourne Storm respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.