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Max Potential

Community Involvement

Here at Club Ryde X we support, encourage and promote the qualities that help build the perfect foundation for our city of Ryde. The many ways we can achieve this is through leadership, networking and creating partnerships with todays youth.


The Max Potential media launch was held at Club Rydex on Friday the 5th April and was attended by Member for Ryde and NSW minister Victor Dominello (ambassador for the programme), Member for Bennelong John Alexander, Mayor Ivan Petch, Councillers Roy Maggio and Jerome Laxale, Ryde City Council acting GM Danielle Dixon, CEO'S and board members of Club 6, and school students and families from, Ryde Secondary College, Riverside Girls, Eastwood Marist, and Marsden High School.

The rest of the programme will feature the students being involved in community projects and creative expression assignments with the showcase displaying what it is that they have achieved during the 22 weeks. The  Programme finishes with the showcase at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club in August.

What is MP?

  • 20 week program
  • Exposure to information about personal leadership, focusing on the MAXIMISERS principles (see attached one-page summary)
  • Personal coaching to assist young adults to work through the principles and then to apply them in projects culminating in a Community Service Project over the second half of the program

Where did it come from?

  • In 2005 the University of Western Sydney (UWS), Macarthur Campus sourced Federal Government funding for a program called Maximising Potential in Macarthur (MPM).
  • UWS commissioned FAA Pty Ltd to design and conduct the program with UWS doing the evaluation.
  • The program ran again as MPM in 2006.  Deniliquin RSL launched Max Potential in their local area.
  • In 2007, ClubsNSW became involved and 4 clubs ran MP programs.  There are now nearly 20 sites in NSW.

Who runs Max Potential?

  • ClubsNSW has collaborated with Future Achievement Australia Pty Ltd (FAA) to establish the Future Achievement Australia Foundation Ltd.
  • Future Achievement Australia Foundation Limited is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.
  • The objects for which this not-for-profit Company is established are to provide and deliver high quality community based educational programs, life coaching and consultation projects.

Who is FAA?

Future Achievement Australia (FAA) is a member of the global Future Achievement International Group. Future Achievement Australia provides integrated learning approaches that use the best facilitation and adult learning methods with the best personal leadership development through a personal coaching system developed by FAA.

How many programs & where?

In 2013 there are 17 programs running across NSW Locations including 3 group projects:

  • Broken Hill group of clubs (Barrier SDC, BH Musicians, BH Legions, BH Sturt, Silver City Workers)
  • Central Coast/Wyong group of clubs (Club Tuggerah, Diggers@ the entrance,Halekulani Bowling, Mingara Recreation, Monmorah Bowling, Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL)
  • Castle Hill RSL
  • Dapto Leagues Club
  • Dooley's Catholic Club Lidcombe and Silverwater
  • Campbelltown Catholic Club
  • Gosford RSL
  • Club Mudgee
  • Norths Leagues Club
  • Club 6 - Ryde/Gladesville/Eastwood (North Ryde RSL, Ryde Eastwood Leagues, Gladesville RSL, Gladesville Sporties, Club Rydex, North Ryde GC)
  • Seagulls Tweed Heads
  • Singleton Diggers
  • Lantern Club Roselands
  • St Johns Park Bowling Club
  • Club Richmond
  • Moorebank Sporties

Examples of Community Service Projects Past & Present

  • Anti-bullying awareness workshops
  • New sports "sampler" workshop to encourage young people to be more active.
  • Rooftop community garden
  • Stamp collection drive for aged care facilities
  • School band performances of 1960s pop songs in aged care facilities
  • I-Phone app that enabled listening to Hills Community Radio
  • Busking to the homeless
  • Movie festival for children in hospital
  • Water safety training
  • Sports-based adventure days
  • Skin cancer awareness theatre
  • Injured wildlife workshop


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