Melbourne to stay at Albury base despite fracas with local council

Melbourne Storm will remain to be based at Albury this week despite the local council blocking them of using their planned training facility at Greenfield Park.

The club had been scheduled to train at the Albury Thunder’s rugby league facilities but Albury City Council restricted access to council-managed facilities – and forced Storm to change plans.

Melbourne will now train at the Albury Sports Ground after uncertainty of the availability of Greenfield Park.

Storm chief executive Dave Donaghy said: “We’re looking forward to a very good week of training in Albury as we get 2020 back on track.

“The initial camp from today (Tuesday) through to the weekend will inject tens of thousands of dollars back into the local economy.

“We’re using the services of a range of local facilities, including our motel, which will gain 200 extra bed nights at a very difficult time.”

Storm’s players and staff will be based at Albury until at least the Saturday ahead of the return of the NRL competition on May 28.

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