Member story: Jakub from CzechiaIn its 10th season, Eurolanche introduces its members thru the regular weekly series "Member stories".
The Eurolanche Fan Club would have been hardly existing for 10 years if there was no functional website providing Colorado Avalanche fans with all kinds of stuff regarding their beloved hockey team. Jakub built a hearty relationship with ice hockey at the age of six, when he started to play hockey in his native town of Kopřivnice. Shortly afterwards, hockey became an integral part of his life, which in his words is never going to change. “I’ve really lived with hockey and I always dreamed that one day, I’ll play for my beloved Avalanche,” he said. Nevertheless, Jakub was forced to end his active hockey career because of the challenges of studying at university, but that made him engage in hockey more passively. “Thanks to the internet, information was easily available and accessible at the time. I craved for even the slightest bit of news about what’s going on with my beloved club.”
When Jakub accidentally stumbled upon a community of fans with the same passion, already a devoted fan of Colorado for many years at the time, he would have never thought that he will take over the responsibility of the entire website of the sole European Fan Club of the Colorado Avalanche. At first, Jakub contributed several articles a week. ”I was so glad that I can be somehow involved in running the Fan Club, especially to have the opportunity to be in regular daily contact with other fans of Colorado,” he adds.
The newly founded website needed someone who could take care of its maintenance and development. „Given the fact that I have studied computer science at the time and no one else applied for the position of web administrator, there was no reason to hesitate,” says Jakub about the beginnings of his tenure as Eurolanche’s website administrator. Jakub currently works as an analyst in an IT company.
„I really appreciate the fact that I am an important part of the Fan Club and the entire community of Colorado fans. I only think about ways to improve our website, so it can capture moments like when MacKinnon and the rest of the team are holding the Stanley Cup above their heads in the future,” says Jakub, concluding the story of a young hockey player who became the website administrator of Europe’s largest NHL Fan Club.
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28/11/2016 - 08:00