ARE YOU READY TO ROAR?!
BE PART OF THE CHANGE THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE!
The Worldwide Roar is a global campaign for human rights, social justice and better male mental health.
We began in 2009 as the Warwick Rowers, a playful calendar with naked male rowers from one UK university.
For over a decade, our award-winning calendars, films, books and more have been promoting inclusion, gender equality, LGBT rights and healthier masculinities.
With the help of thousands of supporters around the world, we have created and funded Sport Allies, a registered charity that builds on our message of sports-led inclusion through media partnerships.
We became the Worldwide Roar in 2019 because we saw that men everywhere could benefit from the experience of the rowers in our original project. Recent events show that our message and our methodology matter now more than ever.
Hate crime, structural racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, domestic violence, sexual violence, male suicide: many of the most serious issues we face today are products of how we look at men, who we expect them to be, and how men see themselves in relation to the world around them.
That is why we empower sportsmen to develop a healthier relationship with their masculinity. Every participant in the Roar embarks on a transformative personal journey that equips them to become active partners in creating a more inclusive world for everyone.
That process begins with filling in the form below. We welcome men regardless of age, ethnicity, sexuality, birth gender or physical disability. Help us to show the world you want to live in! We are particularly keen to include more BIPOC athletes, who have historically been under-represented in our shoots.
Robbie Manson, New Zealand’s world record holding Olympic rower, is just one of many athletes who have already proved they’re Ready to Roar!
READ A LETTER FROM ROBBIE ABOUT WHY HE JOINED THE ROAR – AND WHY HE PLANS TO ROAR AGAIN!
We can promise you a great experience and a chance to make a difference – and every athlete who takes part will receive a stylish yet practical Worldwide Roar onesie by Godfrey Sport!
Shoots for the 2021 edition of the world’s most famous naked calendar
United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, USA, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand
From September 2020
Putting sport at the heart of social progress
A personal route to achieving healthier masculinity
Empowering sportsmen to become voices for equality
Drawing on ten years of learning at Warwick Rowers, the Roar is an opportunity for men to become part of the change they want to see – in themselves, in their relationships and in the wider world around them. It has been developed with the help of academic experts in the UK and Canada.
Participants will set their own objectives as part of a process that considers the purpose of the project, the reasons for taking part and the potential results. Over the last ten years, we have established that the nudity in our programme enables men to share new experiences, embrace new perspectives and make a real commitment to their goals.
As well as taking you on a journey of personal growth, joining the Roar means enables you to:
support a major international research project exploring how sportsmen can become agents for social change
help to make sport a welcoming and inclusive environment
show leadership on key human rights issues in your everyday life
fund the core activities of registered charity Sport Allies to identify and share best practice of inclusion through sport.
Are you ready to Roar?
Frequently asked questions
WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
DO I HAVE TO GET NAKED?
PREPPING FOR THE DAY
You must be over 18, identify as male and be active in some form of organised sport. Otherwise, we aim to be as inclusive as possible and to embrace men and trans men of all ages, ethnicities, sexualities, and physical abilities.
Yes, within limits! There is no frontal nudity in our calendar and social media content. Full written details on the nudity in our project are included in our briefing and in the agreement you sign before participation.
Our benchmark is that nudity in our project is non-sexual.
We aim to promote natural body hair in the project. In particular, pubic hair should be as natural as possible.
The rest is up to you: some people like to train to make sure they are camera-ready, but this is not obligatory.
We will give any further guidance nearer the time of the shoot.
HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?
Usually, start early in the morning (we know you are used to this!). The core shoots tend to last until late morning/early afternoon.
There will be an option to take part in further filming, interviews and photoshoots throughout the rest of the day.
The vision of Sport Allies is a world where sport leads the way in promoting diversity.
Every day, people in sport all over the world are working to make it a more inclusive environment. We work to identify their stories and then empower talented young people to turn these stories into impactful films – films that will give people everywhere the inspiration and the confidence to raise their game.
Because everyone deserves a sporting chance.