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Club History

October 2003

Samuli Kettunen and Jimmie Hermansson begin to discuss the potentials of a Floorball club in the Merseyside area. There is a need for some sort of workout, but both players are either too lazy or too bored by jogging or similar exercises. Since both come from an established Floorball community, they realise the potential of this new sport in a multicultural city like Liverpool.

December 2003

A vote is conducted of what the team's name should be and from around 15 different name suggestions, Merseyside Ravens is picked out.

January 2004

The Club Crest is created and a temporary website launched in order to raise awareness of a Floorball team within the Merseyside area.

The first training sessions are being held.

February 2004

The first ever-competitive game for the Ravens ends in a "humble" defeat 3-12 to Chester Vikings (a top-5 side in the UK that time).

March 2004

Sponsorship is agreed upon and the Merseyside Ravens have their first team kit with the world's most successful software producer as the kit sponsor.

The first competitive tournament; out of 5 games, the Ravens results are 3-1-1 (this includes a 0-0 draw against Chester Vikings, the team the Ravens lost to earlier in February).

August 2004

The Club receives a grant of J850 to be used for Marketing and Equipment material. This means that the Club nowadays has official Floorball equipment and marketing tools to promote this sport in the Merseyside area.

September 2004

First promotional Merseyside Ravens t-shirts are produced.

October 2004

Chester Vikings decides to withdraw from the Floorball League system because of Lack of committed players; a few of their players join Ravens for the new season.

Ravens organise a friendly pre-season tournament in Liverpool, where 4 teams compete for the title. Ravens submit two teams to the tournament with Ravens-1 ending up on a respected 2nd place out of 4.

The First League round is played, Ravens losing 2 close games and drawing 1.

January 2005

New Merseyside Ravens website is launched.

March 2005

The League finishes on a high note with Ravens winning two games and losing one. Final League standing is 6th out of 7 teams in the highest UK division.

June 2005

During annual meeting of the Club held at Colin's Bridewell pub Jimmie Hermansson is voted the "Ravens Player of the season", and Tim Matthies - the "Ravens Rookie of the season". Alexey Tokarev is elected the new President of Merseyside Ravens.

September 2005

FBC Merseyside Ravens start a new season in the Top Division of the UK Southern League.

November 2005

FBC Merseyside Ravens move to the Liverpool University Sports Centre for their practices.

January 2006

FBC Merseyside Ravens first time in their history win all games during a Tournament.

February 2006

FBC Merseyside Ravens first time in their history finish THIRD in the Top Division of the UK Southern League.

March 2006

Floorball Club "Merseyside Ravens" play friendly game with the Liverpool Uni Floorball team, whom their coach every Wednesday at the Sports Centre of Liverpool University.

29-30 April 2006

FBC "Merseyside Ravens" are the second best UK team after magnificent performance they show during the GB Floorball National Championship.

May 2006

During annual meeting of the Club held at the Symphony pub
Mats Kavander is voted the "Ravens Player of the season", and
Farhana Solaiman - the "Ravens Rookie of the season".

Other prizes go to :
Mats Kavander - Most points
Stefan Svensson - Goalkeeper of the season
Stefan Bark - Defender of the season
Mats Kavander - Forward/Center
Emma Lundstrom - Freaky injury
Ling S Tong - Best morning hair
Neil Potts - Worst hairdo
Neil Potts - Sin bin man
Johan Claesson - cocky comment
Antti Vartiainen - Football freak
Alexey Tokarev - Least amount of points

Ismo Ihalainen is elected the new President of Merseyside Ravens.