Beartown

Club President Character Analysis

The president of the Beartown hockey club is a rather nervous figure who’s constantly trying to keep the various club stakeholders happy, while ensuring that hockey solves its own problems without outside interference. One of his decisions is to force Peter to fire Sune. He is known for making sexist jokes around the hockey club and letting others do the same, but after the blowup surrounding Kevin and Maya, he offers Maya a personal apology for not handling the situation better.
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Club President Character Timeline in Beartown

The timeline below shows where the character Club President appears in Beartown. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...is almost empty, but the upstairs offices are filled with loud men’s voices. The club president sweats at his desk, messily eating a sandwich. From the outside, the president seems to... (full context)
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...just hunting for the keys to his Volvo. He keeps getting texts from the club president about the meeting. As GM, he does just about everything—besides his official duties, he helps... (full context)
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...country, many people laughed, but no one is laughing about that now. As the club president and the other men wait impatiently for Peter to arrive, some of them joke that... (full context)
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Fatima comes into the club president’s office while the men are still laughing over the joke about stilettos. She apologizes, but... (full context)
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Back at the club, the president assures the sponsors that Peter always does what’s best for the club and won’t disrupt... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...“the proportions of a snowman.” Outside the rink, he watches the men leaving from the president’s meeting. He knows perfectly well what their plans are. He knows that Beartown’s wealthy men... (full context)
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...town was expecting. She quickly stopped getting invited to club functions because when the club president made a sexist remark, she insulted him in kind. Kira still feels guilt about continuing... (full context)
Chapter 9
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When Peter gets to the club president’s office, his stomach is in knots. The president forthrightly informs him that David is going... (full context)
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The club president wants Peter to break the news to Sune after the juniors’ final game. If they... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...be built in Beartown, if the juniors win the final. Then Tails grabs the club president and a bottle of whisky. Peter realizes they’ve ambushed him. (full context)
Chapter 19
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Peter goes into the president’s office and scolds Tails for taking alcohol into the boys’ locker room. Tails waves it... (full context)
Chapter 25
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...Fatima can see how proud Amat is. Later, at work, when she empties the club president’s trash, he stands up and shakes her hand. (full context)
Chapter 26
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Peter walks past the president’s office and hears sponsors making sexual comparisons to illustrate the hockey team’s achievement. Some laugh... (full context)
Chapter 38
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The club president has been fielding angry phone calls all day. He’s always loved representing hockey as a... (full context)
Chapter 39
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...off there, and his teammates cheer. David shakes Kevin’s and his dad’s hands. The club president is standing at the forest’s edge, and he meets David’s eyes briefly before going back... (full context)
Chapter 40
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...is the victim, and Peter is deliberately trying to bring the club down? The club president rings the Anderssons’ doorbell to report the same news. Maya follows her dad into the... (full context)
Chapter 44
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The club president shows up at the Anderssons’ house. He explains that David has given notice and is... (full context)