This is one hell of a gesture from the Melbourne Storm on the eve of their preliminary final clash against the Penrith Panthers.
The defending premiers have announced free membership for the 2022 season to all Victorian-based members of the Storm from 2020 and 2021.
It’s a huge thank-you from the Storm and other clubs should take note.
“You have not only shown your commitment by buying a membership each year, but you have engaged with the club and our players in record numbers across our social and digital media channels and more than 20 million people have watched us play on TV each week,” the Storm explained on their website.
“Our players read your messages of support each week and our coaches draw upon the passion of the Big V as they prepare for their next game. Our staff have also been doing all they can to keep you connected and give you the insights into what makes us all proud to be a part of the Storm Family.
“We couldn’t be the club we are today without your support – it has been overwhelming.
“That’s why next year, we are pleased to announce your membership is on us – your club, Melbourne Storm.”