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Game Changers: changing the lives of local young people

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Game Changers is an elite leadership and high-performance initiative that empowers Australian sporting clubs to create positive cultures, and young players to reach their full potential.

Bendigo Bank’s Rye, Rosebud and Dromana branches are supporting Game Changers to run a program here on the Mornington Peninsula for the second year with a $25,000 grant.

The three local Bendigo Bank branches have funded a program designed for young people in local teams. It is a powerful and transformative experience for young athletes.

The sports leadership program helps to develop all-round athletes and leaders. It has a unique curriculum based on contemporary research on authentic leadership, resilience, growth mindset and high-performance and includes workshops on sports psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition workshops, effective communication and more.

This Game Changers program is available to young athletes aged 15–17 from sporting clubs currently sponsored by the Rye, Dromana or Rosebud Community Bank® branches. The cost per participant is $600, with the sporting clubs covering $100 per participant and the rest covered by the bank.

Last year, 32 young athletes from the Mornington Peninsula region graduated from this local program, which included a five-day residential leadership camp, mentor program, community action project day and a graduation ceremony.

The feedback from all participants and mentors was positive, with the majority of participants describing the program as “life-changing” and “the best experience of my life.”

The region’s Bendigo Bank Community Bank® branches are committed to providing opportunities for our young local leaders and athletes. This Game Changers leadership program is just one way they are helping to build the future leaders of our community.


For more information:

Game Changers

Rye Dromana and Rosebud Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank

See a video of the program


Written by: Steve Meyers

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