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Warwick Rowers Reveal Their 2018 Naked Calendar | Challenge Homophobia & Gender Bias in Sport

I love how dedicated the Warwick Rowers are to their yearly Naked Calendar. It wasn’t just a one off because it was trendy. Each year they put their all into creating the calendar, and it is clear they are genuine to the cause of “challenging homophobia and gender bias in sport.”

We are back with our biggest and best calendar range ever! As well as a new calendar with unique video updates, two new films shot in England and Spain, we bring you our third coffee table book in two exciting editions. We’re also giving you the chance to slip into our brand new onesies and keep in touch with us all year through a brand new digital subscription and members’ forum! -Warwick Rowers

“This year’s project was a huge collaborative effort, but the lads were happy to get naked for ten whole days to make sure we made the 2018 calendar the best one yet,” said Angus Malcolm, producer of the Warwick Rowers calendar and LGBT rights activist.

“The Warwick Rowers fan base, not surprisingly, is mainly women and gay men, so every year we give back by donating money to Sport Allies, a charity founded on the back of support from the calendar, to challenge homophobia and gender bias in sport.

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The Warwick Rowers project is a social enterprise and gay/straight alliance that dates back to 2009, when our first calendar was launched.

Producer Angus Malcolm and generations of male rowers at the University of Warwick Boat Club have since achieved global recognition through a fundraising initiative and public awareness campaign that delivers a range of products to around 80 countries every year and reaches more than 140 countries through its viral messaging.

The team has won a large number of awards for excellence, innovation and social impact, including twice being voted the UK Charity Calendar of the Year. We aim to achieve three things through our calendars, films and other products:

  • to promote positive, inclusive and respectful attitudes towards people of all genders and sexualities through the content that we create
  • to fund university rowing and particularly to make rowing more accessible to a wider number of students
  • to fund the ongoing development of Sport Allies, a registered charity with a mission to promote sport, and particularly team sport, as an inclusive and supportive route to personal growth for everyone

All profits generated by the Warwick Rowers project through sales of Warwick Rowers products are donated to the Warwick Rowers Charitable Trust for distribution according to our charitable objectives (see our Five Point Charter below).

Please note that the Warwick Rowers project is an independent social enterprise that works in collaboration with male rowers and alumni of the University of Warwick Boat Club.  Although a long-standing and significant donor to the rowing programme at Warwick University, Warwick Rowers functions completely independently of the University of Warwick, Warwick Sport and Warwick Student Union.

Sport Allies 

Sport Allies is an independent registered charity (Registered Charity No. 1169945) funded by a minimum of 20% of profits from all Warwick Rowers products. The organisation grew directly out of the success of the Warwick Rowers calendar, inspired by the public response to its straight allies against homophobia message. The role of Sport Allies is to promote sport, and especially team sport, as an inclusive and supportive route to personal growth for everyone. We are particularly keen to promote team sport for people who are excluded on the grounds of gender or sexuality. You can read more about Sport Allies here.