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Case Study: Sports stars make college awards night one to remember

Salesian College Chadstone decided they wanted to treat their young players to an awards night they would never forget, so they used PickStar to book two star athletes who would take the event to the next level.


Steven Loonstra from Salesian College Chadstone.


Sam Fisher (Former AFL, St Kilda)

Melissa Barbieri (Soccer, W-League)


Sports stars required to assist with school's sports awards night and engage in short Q&A.

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Salesian College Chadstone, a secondary school for boys, was busy planning their Sports Awards Night in celebration of their many students who participated in a variety of sports in the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) competition.

Steven Loonstra from Salesian College Chadstone came to PickStar in search of two suitable elite athletes to boost the event and assist in handing out trophies to the students.

PickStar staff compiled a list of suitable talent and pitched the brief to the sports stars that were available.

It wasn't long before AFL legend Sam Fisher and W-League's top goal-keeper Melissa Barbieri replied to express their willingness to attend the event and inspire the young athletes.


On 19th September, Melissa and Sam attended the Sports Awards Night and presented the excited students with their trophies.

Melissa and Sam also made themselves available for photo opportunities and a Q&A session, answering a range of questions about their careers.

The boys at Salesian College were pumped by the opportunity to meet some of their sports idols, and Steven was extremely thankful for the enthusiasm and dedication of both athletes.

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