Case study

AFL Hero Matthew Pavlich Delivers Ultimate Birthday Surprise

When Suzanne Lazaridis decided she wanted to spoil her friend for his 40th birthday, she turned to Pickstar to secure his football hero for the ultimate surprise.

The Brief

Surprise an avid Fremantle Dockers fan on his 40th birthday.



    Suzanne Lazaridis knew that her friend Scotty was one of the biggest Fremantle Dockers fans going around. So when it came time to organising a birthday present for Scotty's birthday, she searched through the Pickstar marketplace and within minutes had sent a request Fremantle past and present players to see who was interested and available. Suzanne was thrilled to see that within that same day Matthew Pavlich had applied and she was able him for the birthday appearance.


      For diehard Fremantle Dockers supporter Scotty, sharing a surprise beer with Matthew Pavlich on his 40th birthday was a dream come true.

      Scotty and 20 of his mates were joined by Pavlich at the Empire Bar in Perth’s inner east. Knowing full well the extent of Scotty's love for Pav, his mates were certain the Freo tragic would be moved to tears.

      After having a new guernsey signed, Scotty said the day was a dream come true.

      Having Matthew Pavlich attend the birthday party was organised seamlessly through Pickstar.

      “Can I just say how fantastic Pickstar were to deal with from the very beginning. The team were very responsive to all calls and emails. We highly recommend booking him, or anyone through Pickstar. It was hands down the best present he’s ever had.” - Suzanne Lazaridis.

      Book sports heroes for meet & greets, personalised video messages, events and more. Submit your request here and the Pickstar system will put your request to talent to apply to be involved.

      With Pickstar, you can choose from 1200+ elite athletes past and present, for ANY idea with ANY budget ANYWHERE in Australia.

      Check out the Pickstar marketplace now and get started.

      • Scotty