Beau Champion
Moving on from Melbourne

Melbourne Storm has today confirmed centre Beau Champion will remain committed to the club for the remainder of the season, despite taking up the option in his contract to play elsewhere in 2012.

Champion, who is currently in camp with City Origin, confirmed with the club today he will be actively looking for a new club next season due to personal and family reasons.

Melbourne Storm Football Manager Frank Ponissi confirmed discussions between Champion, his manager Sam Ayoub and the club were amicable, with all parties understanding the extenuating circumstances surrounding his contract.

Storm management and Champion agreed it was in each party’s best interests to announce the decision now to allow Champion to concentrate on his football, whilst his manager continued to further investigate options beyond 2011.