- Tuesday 01 September 2015
Training in front of around 1000 fans, a surf club luncheon with 200 guests plus fishing and golf on a perfect day to start spring have all been on the agenda for Melbourne Storm during their Sunshine Coast camp which started on Sunday.
Based at their home away from home at Mooloolaba until Wednesday, the Storm have enjoyed a very warm welcome as they enjoy some un-Melbourne like warm and sunny weather ahead of their crucial round 26 clash against the Broncos in Brisbane.
The highlight for Sunshine Coast league supporters was the chance to watch Melbourne train at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Monday evening followed by a signing and photograph session featuring some of the biggest names in the game - skipper Cameron Smith, State of Origin stars Cooper Cronk and Will Chambers and New Zealand international Jesse Bromwich.
While the rest of the squad had Tuesday off to explore the Coast, on and off the water, coach Craig Bellamy and superstar fullback Billy Slater were the special guests at a luncheon at Alex Surf Club.
Photos and news of their activities on the Coast has been shared with the Storm's 409,000 followers on Facebook and tens of thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter.
"The weather down south is quite cold and we've come up here to thaw out the bones," Cooper Cronk told the media on Monday.
"We're enjoying the sun and hopefully we'll turn in a good performance on Thursday."
Melbourne's Sunshine Coast stay will wrap up with another training session tomorrow before they make the short trip south to Brisbane.