Cameron Smith will be further immortalised at AAMI Park with the unveiling of the eastern stand in his name prior to this Sunday’s clash between Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders.
Storm members and supporters will have the chance to pay tribute to their recently retired skipper and celebrate his record-breaking career at the Club when he attends the unveiling in person.
Having the honour of a statue commissioned early last year alongside his great mate and Maroons coaching partner, Billy Slater, Smith will attend a pre-game unveiling of the eastern stand at AAMI Park which will be forever known as the ‘Cameron Smith Stand’.
Storm CEO, Justin Rodski, said the unveiling gives Storm fans the opportunity to say thanks to Smith and coincides with the annual Melbourne Old Boys weekend.
“Cameron is one of the greatest players to play the game, he has helped the Storm become one of the most successful sporting clubs in the country and will always be an important part of the fabric of our club,” Rodski said
“In his 19 years, he created so many memorable moments, achieved the ultimate team success and provided so much joy to our staff, players, coaches, members, fans and sponsors.
“It is only fitting our past players from the Melbourne Old Boys will be in attendance when he is further immortalised with one of the grandstands at AAMI Park to be named in his honour.”
Melbourne Storm has also announced it will rename its ‘Player of the Year Award’ in honour of the former Captain.
The ‘Cameron Smith Player of the Year Award’ will be awarded at the end-of-season awards night. Smith has won the award a record eight times, his latest in his final year as a player with Storm.
Storm fans are encouraged to get to AAMI Park early on Sunday to be part of the celebrations when Cameron takes part in unveiling the eastern stand in his honour.
“Our members and fans haven’t had the chance to say thanks to Cameron since his retirement given the COVID restrictions last season,” Rodski said.
“We hope to see as many members and fans at the match as possible on Sunday to celebrate Cameron’s career at the same time the Melbourne Old Boys in town to watch the team against the Raiders.”
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