Case study

This seven-year-old got to meet his AFL namesake on his birthday

Seven-year-old Levi got the surprise of a lifetime after mum Lydia used PickStar to book his namesake and AFL hero Levi Casboult to help celebrate his birthday.

The Brief

A quick meet and greet from Levi at seven-year-old’s birthday party

Levi Casboult


    Lydia Gagliardi was planning a birthday party for her son Levi and wanted to organise a surprise present he would never forget.

    As a massive Carlton fan, little Levi's favourite player is, of course, his namesake Levi Casboult. So mum Lydia jumped on to the Pickstar marketplace and submitted a request for a meet-and-greet, kick-to-kick and autograph signing with the AFL star.

    The Pickstar team liaised with Levi and his management and the opportunity was booked, much to the delight of Lydia and the rest of young Levi's family.

    • Levi Casboult1


    Young Levi was blown away when his namesake and sporting idol arrived to surprise him on his birthday. The older Levi was incredibly generous with his time and all the party goers were thrilled to enjoy the special occasion with the footy legend.

    "I can not speak highly enough of Levi Casboult and the way your staff assisted us with organising this opportunity for our son's birthday," mum Lydia said.

    "Levi is his footy idol and our son was speechless when he saw him arrive. On the night, Levi spoke to every child, had a kick with all the kids and even made the effort to socialise with all the adult guests.

    "Now with his visit at his party our son has been kicking his footy through our house, using my dining chairs as his goals and his passion for this great game has soared. Levi Casboult's generosity has truly given our family a new passion to get our kids back out to the games and support the great sport that is AFL."

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