Footy fans with Down syndrome had the opportunity to meet players, form a guard of honour, and kick back in the corporate box at Saturday's game.
It was the Launceston St Kilda Supporters Group's annual Down syndrome day, with about 15 children aged four - 18 getting the star treatment at the University of Tasmania Stadium.
The North Launceston Bombers were victorious at their clash against North Hobart, but Launceston St Kilda Supporters Group president Robert Anderson also saw plenty of extra smiles on their faces.
"The players really get in and participate as well, which is a credit to the Northern Bombers," he said.
"We actually lost one [child] at the start of the senior game - one of the mothers was asking where her daughter was, and we found her inside sitting on one of the players' knees, listening to the coach," he laughed.
Development players held hands with the participating children while the senior players ran onto the field under a guard of honour.
They then headed to the corporate box, where there was "more food than an army could eat," Mr Anderson said.
This was the 12th year the group have put on the event, and Mr Anderson said he had seen many of the same faces returning year after year - with families travelling from as far as Ulverstone to take part.
"You can just see how much they're thoroughly enjoying themselves, doing something they wouldn't get to do any other time," he said.
CORRECTION: This article originally stated that North Launceston lost the game to North Hobart, which was incorrect.