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Forever Storm: A farewell to departing players and staff

With season 2021 done and dusted, we farewell a number of players who have had a lasting impact at our footy club.

Co-captain Dale Finucane is moving on following a successful seven-year career which spanned a preliminary final in each season with Storm, four grand finals, two premierships and three minor premierships.

Dale is the ultimate professional and has made players around him better. He will forever be held in high esteem at Melbourne Storm.

We say goodbye to Josh Addo-Carr, who has been bringing immaculate vibes to the club for five seasons.

The fastest man in the game has been our top try scorer every season since he moved to Melbourne and Gosch's Paddock won't be the same without his energy. We might still be able to hear his laugh from Belmore though.

After a breakout season in 2020 which saw him named in our Grand Final side, we wish Nicho Hynes all the best for the next chapter.

He is an outstanding young man and future leader in the game who is respected by everyone at Storm.

We also thank premiership player Brenko Lee and fellow NRL squad members Ryley Jacks, Aaron Pene, Max King and Darryn Schonig, as well as development contract players Aaron Booth, Tyson Smoothy, Daniel Atkinson and Judda Turahui.

We also farewell two key football staff. After six outstanding and successful seasons, Training and Logistics Manager Matt Barradeen is returning home to Queensland with his family. 

Winner of the Michael Moore Club Person of the Year in 2018, 'Barra' has a wonderful relationship with players and staff and will be sorely missed.

Speed and Fitness coach Marcus Kain is also relocating with his family.

His two seasons at the club have been interrupted by the pandemic but circumstances have not hindered Marcus’ enthusiasm and energy.

All departing players and staff will forever be part of the Storm family.

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.