All rights reserved. Posing for a calendar for the fourth time since , Canadian rugby team players have taken it all off to celebrate their sport, bring down negative stereotypes and continue to look kick-ass with healthy and athletic bodies. Other proceeds will also be donated to an unspecified charity promoting physical activity and healthy eating among young girls. But having muscles is very beautiful and being physically fit is very attractive. This isn't the first time a group of athletes have gotten together nude to celebrate a healthy lifestyle.
Nude Calendar Featuring Oxford Women's Rugby Team Is For Good Cause (NSFW)
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Their annual shots are being sold in aid of Coppafeel - a charity which encourages and teaches women on how to check their breasts regularly to detect breast cancer in the early stages and, in turn, save lives. It was set up by the family of Jack Johnson, six, from Wigan, who was diagnosed with DMD — a progressive muscle-wasting condition for which there is currently no cure. Every girl identifies with the charity. By Cristina Criddle. Cheeky: The annual shots are being sold in aid of charity Coppafeel Image: Liverpool Echo Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe See our privacy notice. Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice. View gallery.
The Oxford University women's rugby team is tackling a good cause by posing nude for a calendar. Wearing just socks and cleats in many of the black-and-white photos, the players are captured in a variety of settings around the stadium and the city. Tatiana Cutts, from the September page, got to participate in one of the more active shots, tackling teammate Danielle Yardy into a river. Discreetly naked rugby team pictorials seem to be gaining some footing. The Oxford men's team recently stripped for breast cancer awareness, and the Amsterdam Lowlanders took it off to raise money to play in a tournament next summer.
All photos by Darryl Humphrey. Sure, I think in a perfect world women who play sports would feel no more compelled than their male counterparts to seek monetary gain from their looks. But that does not mean I agree with the idea that female athletes should be shouted down when they take a look at their funding options, which for many sports are meager, and use their bodies to cash in. No one got all righteously indignant when David Beckham posed in his undies for Emporio Armani.