Players and their performances on and off the court mean a lot to handball fans. But did you ever think about how much do the fans mean to handball players? Well, some people may have, but are still not fully aware of that. When players encourage you to come to the match and cheer them on, it’s not because they were told to do so, but they genuinely appreciate your support!
Handball and sport in general cause emotions not many other things in life do. One minute you’re doing great, your team is winning, but everything can change in a blink of an eye. One second, one pass, one goal or one mistake can completely turn the match, the season, or even your career around. And guess what, you have a chance to be a part of it. You’re not just going to see the match, once you’re in the Arena, you’re a part of it. You’re a part of the team, part of the League, part of the entire handball world. You are the 8th player! That’s why we love it!
They often say a team can only win if all its member are on top of their game and all play a part of the success. The fans are part of the club as well. A team can only be successful if it enjoys support from their own fans. That is why Be8player exists, so the focus is not only on the players, but from time to time on the fans as well.
Season 2016/2017 of the SEHA – Gazprom League is far behind us. It was great, we had a spectacular Final 4 tournament where you had a chance to familiarize yourself with the Be8player project. During the season numerous prizes were given away in some awesome fan contests. We had a lot of fun, experienced something completely new, but also gave the fans a chance to be in the limelight. And that is important!
Season 2017/2018 is heating up. We witnessed some amazing moments, saw a bunch of incredible goals and spectacular saves. The players were playing in some beautiful Arenas whilst enjoying great support in a beautiful atmosphere. A bunch of fans went to away matches and had a lot of fun traveling and supporting their team in a new environment. This year could be the best one so far. And everyone has a role in it. SEHA – Gazprom League and handball is for everyone and we are very proud to be able to say so.
Sport and handball have the power to inspire, change and promote the most precious life values. An arena isn’t just the place where you sit and watch people throw the ball around. It’s a place where you experience countless different emotions, you are in touch with many different people from various surroundings. The power of sport is to create lifelong friendships and memories you will cherish for the rest of your life. And everything happens in those all-important 60 minutes. Nothing else makes you feel like that. Nothing else offers so many different scenarios, something priceless, something you will remember and value for the rest of your life. Sport means so much, but would be pointless without fans.
Fans are important more than ever. The players need you. And you know what? The best is yet to come!