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Breanna Gallagher  July 9, 2014 2:43 PM

St Kilda’s Launceston supporter group in Tasmania teamed with the North Launceston Football Club to brighten the day of Down Syndrome children and their families.

St Kilda’s Launceston supporter group in Tasmania teamed with the North Launceston Football Club to brighten the day of Down Syndrome children and their families.

Loyal St Kilda fans and volunteers across the country give their time and effort every week to support their beloved football club, but their commitment to the community is often overlooked.

Last weekend the members of St Kilda's Launceston supporter group in Tasmania teamed with the North Launceston Football Club to brighten the day of children with Down syndrome and their families.

This special day for the children has been held for the past seven years, with the supporter group on hand to assist every year.

The children met the North Launceston players in the change room before the game, and met the Trevor Saint Kilda mascot.

Lunch was provided for the families, as they were invited on the ground at half time where they got to kick the footy with Trevor.

"It's amazing to see the level of support from the local community that the Supporters Group still receives long after we stopped playing as a home team in Tasmania," St Kilda's Fan Development and Community Manager, Rory Sackville, said.

"They've been supporting the cause for the past seven years – providing fundraising support and goods and services to the Downs Syndrome Association in Tasmania."