The men of the Oxford University Rugby Club First XV have released their 2014 charity calendar which features members of the team in various states of undress at 12 famous Oxford landmarks, including the Bridge of Sighs and the Radcliffe Camera.
All the photos are printed in black and white which does make them feel slightly more artistic than cheeky with many of the images focussing more on the spectacular architecture than the naked models. The athletes’ modesty is retained through the usual method of keeping their privates behind a variety of objects which usually works well and fits with the theme of the calendar or the history of the club, such as using a rugby ball, but we didn’t quite understand the bar table on a rooftop.
Oxford University Rugby Football Club, also known as the Blues, was formed in 1869 and is regarded as the oldest club in England, and plays home matches at the famous Iffley Road ground.
The captain of the Blues, John Carter, said, ‘The boys wanted to support Against Breast Cancer UK, a charity which works so hard to fight against a disease which affects so many lives. In the end, it took the lads little encouragement to strip off for charity – we got some pretty odd looks from tourists, but that’s a small price to pay for helping a good cause!’
Last year’s calendar did excellently and the Blues raised more than £1,500 for Prostate Cancer UK. This year they are supporting Against Breast Cancer UK and we are sure they will be hoping to raise even more money for what is a very worthy cause!
The calendars are now available for purchase from their website. They cost £10, with £8 of that going to Against Breast Cancer UK.