Amber Kain, 10, who has Down syndrome, will run on to the field with the Brisbane Broncos on Friday.
Amber Kain, 10, who has Down syndrome, will run on to the field with the Brisbane Broncos on Friday. Luka Kauzlaric

Keen young league fan gets to run on with fave Broncos

LITTLE league lover Amber Cain's dream will come true when she runs onto the footy field with her favourite team the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.

Amber and her parents Allen and Noliene, and little sister Tehlia, 4, have been given the opportunity to watch the Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast Titans game at Robina Stadium thanks to the the Down Syndrome Association of Queensland.

Amber was born with down syndrome, which saw her undergo a serious heart operation at just six weeks old.

But she and her family do not let it hold her back.

Mr Cain described his daughter as a real tomboy.

"When I turn the footy on she gets really excited, she loves it," he said.

"She and her little sister play tag and we get a little football. They have a run around together."

This will be the first time Noliene, Amber and Tehlia will watch a league game live at a stadium.

The Gladstone family are four of 232 people who have received tickets to the game from the association.

Executive officer Louise Lloyd said it was an opportunity to raise awareness around their message of "more alike than different".

"If we can just keep getting that message out there I think it will make someone with down syndrome live a better life," Ms Lloyd said.



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