A whopping total of 85 rugby players got completely nude in the 3rd annual #NakedRugby calendar, celebrating body positivity, highlighting fitness and male cancer awareness.
Awarded as one of the Top 5 Charity calendars in the UK at The Callies Awards last year, The world-famous Naked Rugby Players’ calendar returns for their third year with more nakedness than ever.
Six inclusive rugby clubs around Britain stripped off earlier this year to raise awareness for both LGBT+ inclusive rugby and the importance for guys to check their tackle for lumps and bumps, in partnership with the Balls To Cancer charity.
From Cardiff to Northampton, Leeds to Bristol, 85 rugby players bravely derobed for this year’s colourful 2020 calendar. Since the release of the first edition in 2018, the calendar has raised thousands of pounds and awareness for inclusive rugby and the male cancer charity, Balls To Cancer.
Speaking about the 2020 calendar, Creative Director Jake Hook said, “The 2020 #NakedRugby calendar was so wonderful to create and design. We’re so lucky to work with all these amazing teams, who are willing to try new ideas and go with us on an artistic journey.
“This year we’ve made the calendar a little darker, but full of colour. I think the pictures have a real depth to them and really shows some of bonds that are created between the players.
“Again we’re privileged to team up with Balls To Cancer, as this amazing charity provides much-needed awareness, support and respite for men and their families who are living with male cancer”.
This calendar will make you feel “Much Betta”
Even some Celebrities and Royalty are supporting the Calendar;
“Thank you for The Naked Rugby Players charity calendar. It was most generous of you and is much appreciated” – HRH Prince Harry
“Buy this calendar and you’ll feel, Much Betta” – Baga Chipz (Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK – Season 1)
200,000 men are diagnosed with cancer every year. 80,000 of those will die from their cancer.
One in two men will suffer cancer in the UK during their lifetimes. Cancers which are detected early, such as testicular cancer, are beatable – but only if the message gets through that men should check their equipment regularly, which is why the Calendar features a cheeky monthly reminder.
As with the first two calendars money raised through the sale of the calendar go to Balls To Cancer Charity and to the inclusive rugby clubs involved.