Melbourne Storms is an Australian professional rugby league team based in Melbourne, Victoria, that participates in the National Rugby League. The club was founded in 1997.
Emblem and colours
The Melbourne Storm’s emblem features a god figure coming out of a purple storm cloud and raising a lightning bolt above his head. The Storm has been always characterized by the colours of their state, Victoria. These are navy blue with a white 'V'. But club consultant Peter McWhirter suggested that they should also have purple and gold to make their merchandise more attractive. Over the years the Melbourne Storm have also used silver as one of their primary colours. There have been different jersey designs. Current jerseys, introduced in 2010, feature two lightning bolts over the chest with bold stripes running across the arms and over the neck. The home jersey is predominately purple with white lightning strikes and gold stripes, while the away jersey has no gold on it and has purple stripes and lightning strikes on a white backing. Between 1998–2001, Melbourne was the only club to display player names on the back of jerseys.
Boom the Lightning Bolt.
"We arte the Storm" written by Jon Mol and Phil Wall.
Team of the decade
As part of their 10-year celebrations in 2007, Melbourne Storm released a team of the decade. The 17 man team was selected by former assistant coach Greg Brentnall, foundation CEO John Ribot, and then board member Frank Stanton. The trio were joined by The Daily Telegraph journalist Steve Mascord.
Premierships 3 (1999, 2012, 2017)
Runners-up 3 (2006,2008,2016)
Minor premiership 3 (2011, 2016, 2017)
Holden Cup 1 (2009)
Wooden spoons 1 (2010)
Most capped 358 - Cameron Smith
Highest points scorer 2185 - Cameron Smith
The Melbourne Storm's supporters grew from almost 500,000 in 2004 to almost 800,000 in 2009. They created a club's supporter group, named the "Graveyard Crew".
St. George Illawarra Dragons
New Zealand Warriors
Official website: https://www.melbournestorm.com.au