NAB Auskick Ambassadors Katie Brennan and Joel Selwood. Picture: Supplied

CLUB captains Joel Selwood and Katie Brennan will host the new NAB AFL Auskick at Home online clinics designed to keep kids connected to the game.

Current and former AFL and AFLW footballers will join them for the live-streamed clinics and provide tips for backyard drills, exercises and skills-based learning.

Ex-St Kilda star Nick Riewoldt, who recently conducted his own football clinic via Instagram, and Melbourne AFLW player Libby Birch will be the first expert guests from their homes.

The launch of the virtual series comes as NAB AFL Auskick clinics and junior football programs are suspended until at least May 31, because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

"Kids will no doubt be missing their NAB AFL Auskick sessions – the camaraderie and the freedom to play with their mates," Selwood said.

"It doesn't matter if you have all the gear, or none of it. We will make sure the activities are tailored for anyone to participate and have fun.

"We're so proud to be able to work together with NAB to give Aussie kids a footy experience to look forward to each week."


NAB's Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rachel Slade, said the virtual NAB AFL Auskick at Home clinics would provide families with a sense of routine.

"Footy and NAB Auskick was a staple part of life for the more than 200,000 kids who participated in the program last year," Slade said. 

"These live-streamed clinics are a great way to help young footy fans to work on their skills while also keeping active and healthy at home."

The AFL's general manager – commercial, Kylie Rogers, said she was "delighted" to launch NAB AFL Auskick At Home with long-term partner NAB.

"It was a heartbreaking and an unfortunate reality to announce the postponement of grassroots football," Rogers said.

"However, we know at times such as these that community spirit prevails, and we find new ways to connect with each other through our shared passion of footy."

Episodes will stream on Thursdays at 5pm AEST and Saturdays at 11am AEST via the AFL and AFL Auskick Facebook pages, with further clinics to be announced in the coming weeks.