The Melbourne Storm is flush with Queensland talent and the club will be setting up camp on the Sunshine Coast ahead of next month's Brisbane Broncos clash.
Melbourne, whose feeder team is the Sunshine Coast Falcons, will spend four days in the region ahead of its Round 26 Thursday night match with the Broncos.
Led by Maroons and Australia captain Cameron Smith, the Storm will train out of Sunshine Coast Stadium with an open session and fan meet and greet on September 1.
While injured fullback Billy Slater will not be playing, he and coach Craig Bellamy will meet locals at an Alex Heads lunch during the August 30-September 2 camp.
Sunshine Coast Regional Council mayor Mark Jamieson said the camp would be an exciting one for the region, which doesn't have any professional sporting franchises.
"The Storm already have forged close ties with our region thanks to their partnership with the Sunshine Coast Falcons and this camp will add substantially to that," he said.
"This will be a unique opportunity for our league lovers to see an elite team just a week or so away from playing in the NRL finals series."
Courtesy of www.theage.com.au