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About Storm Academy

The connection between fostering homegrown players and a Clubs overall success is undeniable and since Melbourne Storm’s inception in 1997, the Club have produced four Victorian players. 

Inspired by the early days of the Storm’s history when the Club held a strong reputation within the NRL-run Under-20s competition of successfully growing and developing its own players, the Storm Academy was born. 

With the vision to protect the future of Melbourne Storm by developing players in Melbourne to create long-term success, both on and off the field, the Academy looks to provide a clear pathway for elite junior players to develop through the Storm system, with the end goal to graduate into the NRL Squad.  

By providing resources, opportunities and education, the Academy prospects will learn what it takes, in all aspects, to become a first-grade player with Melbourne Storm. 

Under the guidance of two former Storm representative players – Academy coach Matt Duffie and Recruitment and Pathways Manager Tim Glasby – the young footballers will go on to form part of the Club’s ’s Jersey Flegg squad in 2023. 

The Storm Academy is proudly supported by Melbourne Storm’s Major Partner RedZed and Official Partner Jaybro. 

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.