About CIB

Community in Business (CIB) is the perfect entry point for any business looking to support football in Victoria. It provides an exclusive membership benefits program, multiple connectivity channels and terrific networking opportunities for like-minded people to do business and share a passion for the world game.

Organised and operated by Football Federation Victoria (FFV), Community in Business is the ultimate community business network that brings together key stakeholders within football in Victoria including businesses, football clubs, media and government.

CIB Events

Four Community in Business networking events are held throughout the year in various locations across Melbourne.
Check out our video and see why everyone’s talking about Community in Business!

2018 events

February 23rd
Member Only Breakfast
April 20th
Luncheon Event
July 13th
Luncheon Event
Video coming soon
October 19th
Luncheon Event

2017 events

March 31st
Community in Business Luncheon 1: Sheldon Receptions
June 9th
Community in Business Luncheon 2: Brazil v Argentina at Leonda by the Yarra
July 25th
Community in Business Luncheon 3: Liverpool Legends v Manchester United Legends
Aug 18th
Breakfast on the Bellarine!
Video coming soon
September 5th
Community in Business Luncheon 4: Socceroos vs Thailand San Remo Ballroom
Video coming soon

Community in Business events provide great hospitality, entertainment and significant networking opportunities for members and guests. For us, these opportunities are much more than just schmoozing or handing out business cards. They’re about establishing trust and building meaningful relationships for mutual benefit.

All events feature high profile football personalities, key speakers and panellists who engage in interesting discussion and provide great entertainment for us all throughout the year.

Become a CIB Member

Whether you are a business or a football club, all members of Community in Business are provided with exclusive membership benefits throughout the year.

Based on popular demand, two affordable levels of membership are offered below.

Full Member

$5500 incl GST



Provides full member benefits for businesses or football clubs including a table of 10 at three CIB networking luncheons.




PURCHASE FULL MEMBERSHIP


  • 10 tickets (table of 10) at all three CIB networking luncheons
  • One ticket to exclusive members networking breakfast
  • Two season passes to attend all matches under FFV jurisdiction
  • Exclusive access to CIB LinkedIn, Facebook and smartphone member groups
  • $1,000 advertising credit - FNR Football Nation Radio
  • $500 advertising credit - Team App smartphone network
  • Recognition of membership on AV screens at CIB events
  • Recognition of membership on CIB website: communityinbusiness.com.au
  • Use of CIB member logo and designation: ‘Proud member of CIB’ – supporting football in Victoria.




Individual Member

$1200.00 incl GST



Provides suitable member benefits for businesses or football clubs including two seats at all three CIB networking luncheons.




PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP


  • Two tickets to attend each of the three CIB luncheons in 2018
  • One ticket to exclusive members networking breakfast
  • Two season passes to attend all matches under FFV jurisdiction
  • Exclusive access to CIB LinkedIn, Facebood and smartphone member groups
  • $500 advertising credit - Team App smartphone network
  • Recognition of support on AV screens at CIB events
  • Recognition of support on CIB website: communityinbusiness.com.au
  • Use of CIB member logo and designation: ‘Proud member of CIB’ – supporting football in Victoria.





For Community in Business membership enquiries and event ticket sales, please contact:


Anthony Grima
Executive Manager – Commercial and Corporate Relations
Football Federation Victoria
Mobile: 0466 208 213
Email: agrima@ffv.org.au

Oliver Bannister
Commercial and Marketing Coordinator
Football Federation Victoria
Mobile: 0478 397 724
Email: obannister@ffv.org.au

Follow CIB on social media

Let’s face it – we are always connected these days. Continue networking online and follow Community in Business on Twitter, Facebook , LinkedIn and our exclusive members only smartphone app. We look forward to having you as part of the CIB family!

“Community in Business has been a fantastic venture. What better way to do business than with people who love football? The special guests and panel members have been great and we have made a number of new contacts, and done business as a direct result of our involvement! We are looking forward to next year already.”

Konica Minolta

“Being a member of the community this season has been really satisfying from a business and personal perspective. As a small business owner getting to meet and network and learn from others experiences was one aspect. Generating leads and actual business by conversations continuing after the events. The amazing opportunities of meeting football legends and personalities gave added value that any fan of the game would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Will I be back next year? You bet I will.”

Chris Steele, The First Aid People

“Community in Business events have been enjoyable, professionally run and an extremely effective way for our club and our sponsors to network within the football community. It allowed us to show our partners and potential partners the great work being done in football in Australia which definitely supported our relationship development with these corporate partnerships and their investment in our Club. Community in Business is a very positive network to be a part of and I would highly recommend all clubs and businesses to get involved in this brilliant FFV initiative.”

Heidelberg United FC

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