As a longstanding partner of the AFL, NAB are committed to not just sponsoring the game, but to growing it.
NAB has been Footifying Australia for over ten years through NAB AFL Auskick, the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program and NAB Challenge.
In many ways, they have supported some of the AFL’s greats from the grassroots up, whilst growing the game in all corners of our great country (not just on the big stage).
NAB AFL Auskick
NAB's partnership with Auskick continues to provide much needed support to over 180,000 participants and 20,000 volunteers, involved at the 2,900 centres around the country.
During NAB’s tenure, numbers have increased by over 43,000 participants.
NAB selects twenty-two NAB AFL Auskicker of the Year nominees each season who take part in an unforgettable three-day Toyota AFL Grand Final experience. NAB rewards the overall winner with $5,000, and Joel Selwood as their personal footy mentor for the following year.
Each year, NAB employees have access to apply for funding through NAB’s Local Activity Fund, providing much-needed additional support to Auskick centres across the country.
NAB’s support of Auskick doesn’t stop there. The NAB AFL Auskick Free-Kick initiative allows Auskick centres the opportunity to raise much needed funds. Just another way that NAB is doing more to grow the game.
NAB AFL Rising Star
NAB has been helping Australia's most talented young footballers reach their potential through the NAB AFL Rising Stars Program since 2002.
The NAB AFL Rising Star Award is given to the most outstanding up-and-coming player at the end of every season. Each of the 23 nominees receive a NAB Club Recognition Award for their junior club valued at $2,500.
As well as Rising Star, NAB supports young players on their path to the big stage through the NAB AFL Under 16 Championships, NAB AFL Under 18 Championships, the NAB AFL Academy, NAB AFL Draft Combine and the NAB AFL Draft. Fair to say they love to support footy, from the local club to the MCG, and everywhere in between.
Footy’s back in February when NAB & the AFL take the game to every corner of the country through the NAB challenge.
This gives fans the chance to see live AFL action in their own community, and a first glimpse of their team’s line up for the year ahead.
NAB recognizes the value that junior clubs play in the development of young players. And this is why, for every NAB supergoal kicked from outside of the 50m line, $500 worth of NAB Sherrins are donated to the player’s junior club.