Melbourne Victory stars spread Starlight joy

Melbourne Victory players Mate Dugandzic, Matthew Foschini and Glen Moss visited the Starlight Express Room at the Royal Children's Hospital last week, helping Captain Starlight provide some positive entertainment to hospitalised children and their siblings.

Melbourne Victory players Mate Dugandzic, Matthew Foschini and Glen Moss visited the Starlight Express Room at the Royal Children's Hospital last week, helping Captain Starlight provide some positive entertainment to hospitalised children and their siblings.

The Starlight Express Room is a place where ill children and their families can visit to take part in computer games, movies, crafts and activities to take their minds off their treatment and to put a smile back on their faces.

Melbourne Victory young gun Mate Dugandzic understands the importance of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

"I spent quite awhile in and out of the Royal Children's Hospital when I was younger; the Starlight Express Room creates a great getaway for the kids who are having a rough time of it," Dugandzic said.

"It was great to give back to the hospital that helped me so much and to see the kids with big smiles on their faces; it was a really enjoyable yet humbling experience."

Visits like these are so important in the Starlight Express Room as they provide a positive and memorable experience for seriously ill and hospitalised children, creating fun, joy and laughter to distract them from their normal hospital routines.

Click here for further information regarding the Starlight Children's Foundation.