When 135 people bustled around the Riverview Hotel in 1991, no one could have predicted what the Launceston Saints Supporter group would achieve.
In that time, they've witnessed the greatness of Tony Lockett, the cruel devastation of a drawn grand final and one of the longest premiership droughts in the AFL.
What began as a simple means has grown into one of Launceston's most charitable groups, always ready to roll up their sleeves for those in need.
The group has come a long way from those humble beginnings in the Riverview Hotel.
"We always knew there was a following but we didn't realise how many would come out of the woodwork," long-time member Paul McCormack said.
While other supporter groups have come and gone, the group have kept going long after St Kilda stopped playing games in Launceston in 2006.
The like-minded fans have become well-regarded within the community for having philanthropy at the forefront of their minds.
"We lost a lot of supporters around the time they pulled out of Tasmania," Mr Jones said.
"We wanted to rebuild the St Kilda name in the community that it is a good citizen and there is good people in there."
30 years ago, football was a different beast where the supporters could travel to Hobart to watch their beloved Saints before sharing a beer with the some of the players.
"We did an amazing trip to Hobart, a bus load of us went down ... after in the pub, Nicky Winmar was there chatting and it was just a great memory," group president Ray Jones said.
Longtime members remember spending time with Nick Riewoldt after a Saints training session and enjoying a Tamar River yacht cruise with Saints great Aaron Hammill.
That accessibility may have disappeared in a more professional AFL era but the group's deep-seated love of the Saints remained and blossomed.
"I believe it's just a great family now, they all look after each other, especially through COVID last year," Mr Jones said.
"They kept in touch with one another and supported one another."
Group member Roy Reid said the group had become like a family to him.
"We're all close and if you need something they're there for you, something happened to me earlier this week [these guys] were there for me," he said.
Word of the group's warm hospitality spread to the mainland with their functions proving a hit with interstate travellers.
Over time, the group became more than a football-centric bunch and is well-known for their extensive fundraising work throughout Launceston.
The group partners with the Launceston Benevolent Society and Tasmanian Down Syndrome Association and Launceston General Hospital children's ward among other commitments.
They have forged a stellar reputation for being able to help those going through a rough time in the community enjoy a little silver lining.
Earlier this year, the group organised a bike for a Finn Hilder after seeing a Facebook post.
What drives their exhaustive work to help the less fortunate?
"We sort of identify things that are not heavily government supported and sort of drop through the cracks," Mr Jones said.
"We're also about making awareness of things like this not just giving in support."
Win, lose or draw and in good times or bad, the Launceston Saints Supporter group will be marching on for many years to come.
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