Storm relocate to Albury

Melbourne Storm have confirmed they have relocated to Albury, New South Wales, ahead of the restart of the NRL season.

The Storm had to move from their home in Melbourne, due to coronavirus restrictions still in place in the state of Victoria.

As a result, they have moved to the town on the New South Wales border. The team will also train privately at Albury Thunder Rugby League club.

Storm CEO Dave Donaghy told the club website: “We would like to thank the Victorian Government for the consideration they gave to having our team remain in Victoria, but ultimately we understand why that is not possible at this time.

“We also thank the NSW Government for their support of the temporary arrangements that have been put in place for Melbourne Storm in Albury.

“Internally, we have agreed that Albury presents the best option for our opening training week as the team prepares for the recommencement of the season.

“Of course, we will continue discussions with the Government about options in Victoria beyond then and we hope to return to AAMI Park soon.

“Our thanks also go to everyone at Albury who has helped us with arrangements for this camp, as well as the various people we have been in contact with at Mulwala-Yarrawonga, which ultimately was not possible due to the location of the training oval.”

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