A regular board friend to us over a number of seasons.
A moderator on 24*7, ‘Tailgater’ and party
host, Greg topped this with an extremely generous offer
of Ravens tickets to both the Redskins and Steelers
Tim ‘Toe’ Toeman
The only US full UKRaven member, Tim made the trip over
to see the Wembley game. He continues to do a lot of
work in the US to maintain our US profile.
Ken ‘Topper K’ Phillips
A log-time ally of the early UKRavens. He donated tickets
and helped host the first ever UKRavens game trip in
2003, and again in 2006.Remains as one of our Associate
Members. Original singer of the Celery Song (US) in
Founder member, and former President of the Ravensnests
organisations. He donated tickets and generously hosted
the first ever UKRavens game trip in 2003. Without his
help, and board hosting, we would not have made the
early progress we did. Original singer of the Celery
UKRaven of the Year - Season 2008/09
A previous two-time winner, Ben continued with
his year round input to the UKR's and to his
NFL based web-site. This was capped of by his
short notice trip to Baltimore to see the Ravens
verses the Redskins and Steelers. A 'solo' trip
is always the hardest to deal with and is testament
to Ben's commitment to the Ravens.
UKRaven of the Year - Season 2007/08
Tim ‘Toe’ Toeman
First ever US Raven and associate member to
be nominated! Tim made the trip over to see
the Giants/Miami game. Initiated many emails
on Ravens subjects, he continues to do a lot
of work 'behind the scenes' in the US to raise
UKRaven of the Year
- Season 2006/07
Ben has been awesome in his efforts this year
on all fronts. In particular helping organise
the trip, getting the game tickets to the (sell-out)
Raiders game and his fantastic ‘hosting’
on the trip.
UKRavens of the Year - Season 2006/06
Gordon McGuiness & Ben Stockwell
In a tough year - both Ben & Gordon share
the award. Gordon’s efforts were highlighted
by his work on the message board, and for his
fantasy league. Ben has once again been a consistent
performer on all fronts.
UKRaven of the Year - Season 2004/05
Ben has been an inspiration to us all. He has
worked tirelessly to bring new dimensions to
our group: new contacts, articles for the site,
radio commentary, input on RavensInsider and
UKRaven of the Year
- Season 2003/04
Simon breathed new life in the organisation,
for although we had expanded, he brought us
into contact with a whole new group of fans
– mainly from NFLUK.COM.
UKRaven of the Year - Season 2002/03
Gordon was to first person to join up with us,
and quickly found his feet with a series of
good articles, and (after some reluctance) some
cracking match reports.
UKRaven of the Year - Season 2001/02
Paul spent many hours on the net – particularly
on US chat rooms, and was the main reason we
formed our relationship with the Ravensnests.
Since then he has been almost ‘ever present’
on the Insiders’ Board.
you may not be aware of the full history of the UKRavens,
we started from being very small - well two actually,
when Paul and I both wrote letters into First Down Magazine
after our historic SuperBowl XXXV win.
It was a few months later that we had the idea of getting
a web site in the UK. Quite simply we searched for other
fans with little success and felt that we needed to
take the first step.
was my sister, Debbie Rayment, who
did the initial work and bought us the domain name www.ukravens.co.uk.
We had initially thought of Ravens UK – but as
it could be turned to ‘Raven Suk’ we opted
for the former. She spent many hours getting our site
going. After going live in 2002 we started putting the
name around. It took time, but gradually our hit rate
started to climb. We managed to get mentions on the
Ravensnest message board and Chamber website thanks
to a contact from TopperK as well as
Ravens24x7 - from Tony Lombardi. Of
particular interest to US based fans was the ‘Why
a Fan’ section, so we decided to make
it a part of becoming a full member - that you have
to state your reasons, or why you got here.
those days, we all have put in many hours on the net,
by phone or letters to build up the UKRavens Fan Club’s
profile – on both sides of the Atlantic. To date
we now have members in England and Scotland –
as well as ex-pats in the US. We are also trying to
build up a ‘EuroRavens’
section currently with members in Ireland, Sweden and
Germany. In acknowledgement of this effort I think it
appropriate to give a specific mention to the member
who put in the most outstanding contribution during
the season. The decisions are mine – in consultation
with senior members.