Matthew Pavlich is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Fremantle Dockers in AFL. He served as a club captain for nine years with numerous awards and represented Australia multiple times internationally. Matthew played 353 games and reached 700 career goals in his career before hanging up his jersey in 2016.
Matthew has been enjoying life after footy and has been focusing on developing Pickstar, the business he teamed up with former Adelaide Crows' player James Begley. Pickstar is a state-of-the-art booking management platform that allows you to connect directly with elite athletes, legends and sports personalities for campaigns, gigs, events, fan meet, etc.
Thanks again to Matthew Pavlich from Pickstar for being this week's guest.
3:31 Matthew Pavlich on how his footy career started
3:49 Getting drafted by Fremantle Dockers
5:44 How the AFL game landscape changed through the years
7:28 How the AFLPA helps players have a voice
8:27 The relevance of social and digital platforms to AFL and players
11:33 How Matthew transitioned from footy to business
17:58 His journey 18 months after his retirement
21:31 Teaming up with James Begley to start Pickstar
28:50 The challenges of starting up a business
31:04 The changes he’s seen on the AFL games and coverage
37:31 Sports Geek Closing Five
43:34 Sports Geek Nation Facebook Group and possibly first member meetup
46:25 Sean speaks more about the upcoming #SportsGeekTrip and SEAT Dallas
Pav & Begs are still kicking it – on business side this time
A blast from the past
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