In 2019 we decided to tackle the wonderful world of sponsorship and align ourselves with Richmond Football Club because we believed it would greatly benefit both organisations on and off the field.

In my opinion, one of the biggest milestones as a business was the day AIO partnered with Richmond, but there were many different reasons why AIO joined the Yellow and Black cohort.

Last year I was extremely proud that AIO officially became a proud partner of Richmond Football Club through its support of the VFLW program where the team achieved its first finals appearance in the program’s two-year history.

Richmond is arguably Australia’s biggest sporting club with over 100,000 members, which also puts it on the global sporting map.

This extensive reach is attractive but the values Richmond Football Club stand for are what set it apart from other potential sponsorship options which I will explore later in this piece.

My four-year-old daughter Aylah wishes to play sport when she is older and as they say, you can’t be what you can’t see.

It is this desire to show Aylah that her sporting dreams are possible with lots of hard work and a deep desire to help develop players in their chosen careers off the field which brought on such a purposeful partnership.

At AIO, we have three different divisions as part of the one business and Richmond have five different teams within the one Club which are all connecting to thrive and win.

As the first Development Partner of Richmond’s VFLW team, AIO was extremely excited to align itself with a well-respected brand which shared similar values.

AIO and Richmond Football Club both want to be strong and bold in their chosen fields and at AIO we are extremely passionate about supporting the next wave of elite players.

Richmond have worked hard to build an engaged and passionate base of fans which we admire, they have also nurtured numerous business relationships among the four walls of Punt Rd and I dare you to try and find somewhere in Australia which hasn’t heard of the ‘Tiger Army!’

That is why at the start of 2020 in exciting news, it was announced we had continued our support within the Club by becoming the sole Development Partner extending our valued partnership to the VFL program on top of the VFLW.

To learn more about the powerful partnership between AIO and Richmond Football Club click HERE.

Kind Regards and as always #GoTiges!

Grant Savari

Grant Savari

  • CEO of AIO Group

    With over a decade of experience in the labour hire industry and appointed as Chairman of the Labour Hire Group Victoria in 2019, Grant’s reach is extensive. With years of managerial experience to his name, he has the practical knowledge and ability to ensure business growth year on year.

    In today’s demanding environment, he has a constant knack for thinking outside the box to implement creative solutions for complex challenges. Rising through the ranks from Operations Supervisor, to Operations Manager and then to General Manager, Grant understands what it takes for a business to thrive in today’s highly competitive market. He also has a natural ability to develop and maintain strong rapport with many clients as well as the ever-growing AIO staff.

    As a Richmond Football Club man through and through, Grant bleeds yellow and black and in winter you will find him wherever the Tigers are (home or away). Then in the summer, Grant switches his attention to the cricket. However, all year round, he enjoys spending time with family and friends.