It might be getting colder outside, but these female rugby players have decided it’s the perfect time of year for baring all on the pitch.
The all-women Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club squad have once again stripped off for charity to raise money for the club after their funding was slashed and to promote female players in the sport.
Wearing just their club socks and boots – and nothing else – the ladies rugby tackled each other, ran through the field and hid their modesty behind practice bags in photographs for a fundraising calendar.
The women have stripped off for their second nude calendar to raise money and promote women in rugby
The saucy snaps capture scrummy rugby players stripping off for charity to promote women in the sport (pictured, one of last year’s snaps)
The photos from this year’s calendar sees the women getting into action despite their lack of kit once again
The 2018 calendar by Hitchin Ladies Rugby Club will hit the shelves in November after their inaugural effort last year attracted fans from around the world.
Rapper 50 Cent even shared their steamy snaps to his 40 million Facebook fans.
The pictures released for this year’s calendar are taken at the secluded grounds of their Hertfordshire club
One shot shows two teammates practicing their tackling without their kit and another shows the girls high-fiving under the posts.
The team have been going strong since 2003 and train together every Tuesday evening so have a close bond (one of this year’s pictures from the new calendar)
Bottom’s up! The Hitchin ladies bare all for their fundraising calendar – the second year they have posed nude to raise money and promote the sport (pictured, a photo from last year’s calendar)
The women weren’t afraid to pose in the nude for the naked calendar the first time round, with the photographer even following them into the shower
The women got into a scrum completely naked, wearing just socks and their boots, as one woman attempted to reach for the ball in a snap from last year’s calendar
This is one of the only shots from last year’s calendar where the women wear any clothes, as one player is being lifted into the air
The women agreed that they weren’t embarrassed to get naked as they regularly see each other in the shower (pictured, one of last year’s snaps)
Another still shows two girls laying on the grass posed to leap up into practice bags, that are protecting their mates’ modesty.
Organiser and inside centre Claire Crompton
‘We want to build on our success and we had a recruitment boost due to it as well.
‘Even if people look at it and don’t want to play rugby it gets the brand out there.
‘Someone else might see it too if its hanging up and see if they want to get involved with the sport.
Of the Hitchin Ladies’ 28-strong squad, 12 players took part in the shoot including both group and solo shots last year
Photographer and team member Amy Haughton said that she wanted to make the shoot empowering and didn’t use photoshop last year
By doing the daring shoot the squad hopes that they will raise the profile of the Hitchin Ladies rugby team (pictured, a snap from last year’s calendar)
‘Our club is a lot of fun and we like to play good rugby – hopefully people looking at the calendar will see that we like to have fun.’
This year the ladies will be raising cash for the club and money for GB Wheelchair Rugby, after their funding was slashed.
The event worker from Stevenage added: ‘We were looking to fund a charity as well this year and we heard on the radio that Team GB wheelchair rugby lost it’s funding and I thought it was wrong.
‘Rugby is rugby to us, it’s important to get the message out there and raise cash.
‘I hope people get a calendar as it is for a really good cause and if they liked last years they’ll love this years.’
The calendars are on sale for £10 and are available from http://shop.hitchinrugby.com.