The Lockdown League asks athletes to get involved with challenges ©UniSport Australia

UniSport Australia has launched its first Lockdown League Challenge series, encouraging university athletes to post videos of themselves completing challenges.

The challenges will be posted on UniSport Australia's Facebook page and participants are asked to share their videos in the comments section of the challenge or by tagging them on Instagram.

Otherwise, participants can message or email to get in touch with them.

This has been formed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has heavily restricted social interaction in Australia.

For the first episode of the series, Dane Bird-Smith presented a challenge for the audience to attempt.

The Olympic, Australian University and University of Queensland race walker set the task of shooting or slam dunking a basketball. 

For those without a ball, they are asked to be creative and use an alternative household item.

Those who post their videos should write their university's name in the comments to receive a point towards their institution's score, with an extra point for the best outfit worn in a video. 

The video with the most likes in the comments will also receive five points.

For the opening challenge, entries close on May 12, with the winner receiving a JanSport backpack filled with other prizes.