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

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

2016 events

March 2016 Recap:
Luncheon with special guest Mark Bresciano
May 2016 Recap:
Luncheon with special guest Harry Kewell
July 2016 Recap:
Luncheon celebrating International Champions Cup
October 2016 Recap:
Luncheon celebrating Caltex Socceroos v Japan

Community in Business luncheons 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 luncheons 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 all four CIB networking luncheons.




PURCHASE FULL MEMBERSHIP →


Full members are entitled to the following benefits:


  • Table of 10 at each of the four CIB luncheons in 2017
  • Two season passes to attend all matches under FFV jurisdiction
  • Exclusive football ticket offers from FFV
  • Exclusive access to CIB LinkedIn, Facebook and smartphone member groups
  • Promotion of your business in the CIB official e-newsletter
  • $1000 worth of advertising credit - SEN1116 Radio
  • $500 advertising credit - Team App smartphone network
  • Recognition of support on AV screens at CIB luncheons
  • Recognition of support on CIB website: communityinbusiness.com.au
  • Use of CIB member logo and designation: ‘Proud member of CIB’ – supporting football in Victoria.
  • CIB corporate gift




Individual Member

$1200.00 incl GST



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




PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP →


Individual members are entitled to the following benefits:


  • Two tickets to attend each of the four CIB luncheons in 2017
  • Two season passes to attend all matches under FFV jurisdiction
  • Exclusive football ticket offers from FFV
  • Exclusive access to CIB LinkedIn, Facebook and smartphone member groups
  • Promotion of your business in the CIB official e-newsletter
  • $500 advertising credit - Team App smartphone network
  • Recognition of support on AV screens at CIB luncheons
  • Recognition of support on CIB website: communityinbusiness.com.au
  • Use of CIB member logo and designation: ‘Proud member of CIB’ – supporting football in Victoria.
  • CIB corporate gift





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


Anthony Grima
General Manager – Commercial and Media
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

“Doncaster BMW joined Community in Business in its inaugural year. We found it was a great way to meet and network with terrific people and businesses with the same interest in football. We even caught up with old football friends that we hadn’t seen for some time. We thoroughly enjoyed the functions and member activities and they were organised wonderfully well”

Doncaster BMW

“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

Sign up to the CIB E-newsletter

Keep up to date with all things football and business by subscribing to the Community in Business e-newsletter.


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