When The University Of Warwick Rowing Club released a naked calendar five years, they probably had little idea of what a success it would be and how much it would change their organisation. Indeed it’s gone from raising a bit of cash to things such as helping open the first LGBT Sports Centre in the UK back in May.
Now they’re back with their 2014 calendar, which will help raise funds for Sport Allies, a new programme developed by the rowers themselves in partnership with the charity, Educational Action Challenging Homophobia. ‘Sport Allies is dedicated to challenging homophobia among young people. The rowers are predominantly straight men who have welcomed and embraced the fantastic support they have had from the gay community for their fundraising efforts. Sport Allies is their way of honoring that support and giving something back. The rowers will share with young people their own experience of learning to understand the challenges that others face, simply on the grounds of their sexuality, and how this has changed these athletes both as individuals and as a team.’
To support the release of the calendar, the boys have released a behind-the-scenes look at the photoshoots that went towards creating the 12 months of student sexiness. You can buy your calendar here. Take a look below for the video and same great images of the lads.