Case Study: A-League Star Runs Soccer Clinics in Regional WA
The Karratha Leisureplex in Karratha, Western Australia, hit up PickStar wanting a soccer star to help run a two-day coaching clinic.
Andy Keogh with soccer fans at the Karratha Leisureplex after school clinic
Client: Karratha Leisureplex in Karratha, Western Australia
Talent: A-League, Perth Glory Soccer Star Andy Keogh
Brief: Soccer star running Soccer Clinic for local fitness and leisure centre
Connecting with PickStar
Management at Karratha Leisureplex wanted to organise an A-League soccer star visit the region for two days of coaching clinics and school visits.
Karratha is 1500km north of Perth, so the community does not have as much access to top sporting talent. Bringing a top line soccer player to town would boost enthusiasm and create excitement in community, as well as boosting engagement in sport.
After contacting PickStar, Karratha Leisureplex management was given advice about budget expectations including travel and appearance costs.
The client shortlisted a number of athletes, with Perth Glory's Andy Keogh the top choice.
After finalising the brief, budget and itinerary, the request was submitted to shortlisted talent and Andy eager to accept the opportunity. PickStar managed the booking and payment process.
The visit was a huge success and a great boost for the community. The Perth striker spent much of his time working with junior development soccer players as well as local school children, with reports that Andy was a friendly and engaging coach.
Community events and programs featuring sports talent, especially in regional areas, can be extremely difficult to organise without a platform like PickStar. PickStar enables clients to canvas Australia's biggest athlete network and manages all of the booking logistics.
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