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Footy stars strip for calendar

Featuring NRL’s biggest stars sexy and shirtless, Footy Ink is the hot new fundraising calendar aiming to connect fans to the players and game they love. And that’s not the only new initiative set to excite sports fans…


The St Kilda footballers nude pics scandal. Ben Cousins. Brendan Fevola. These are just a few of the recent football media frenzies that have not only captivated Australia and sold a truck load of papers, but that have also divided the footy community.

Sure, these scandals have exposed a lack of good conduct and behaviour that clearly needs to be addressed, but the targeting of players by the media has also caused the football clubs and players to distance themselves from the fans who love them. It seems like the sport is demonized for fans.

Considering that 90% of sportsmen behave properly and just want to play the game they love, and that the majority of fans just want to watch and interact with their heroes, it seems a shame that there is a growing chasm between the two.

New website FootySocial.com’s editor Cameron Storey says it’s a shame fans and players alike have been alienated from each other in recent times and hopes his website can do something to bring back the balance.

“Players and fans just aren’t interacting anymore… they are afraid to. Recently in Australia, the media has played a major role in creating that distance. We hope that at our site we can provide a place where people can feel safe to come together and interact, players and fans alike,” Storey told Same Same.

Still in its early stages, FootySocial.com is a new social network that reconnects footy fans with footy players. At the moment, the focus is specifically on NRL (National Rugby League) but Storey tells us that he hopes to expand to the other codes as the website establish itself.

It’s a place where players and fans can come together to share their thoughts and images of what happens both on and off the field. Stars share their real life stories, photos and videos in content they create themselves. Because the content on Footy Social is endorsed by the actual players, you can be sure it’s genuine and unique. Likewise fans can register and create their own content. It’s a fresh concept for football and clearly an approach that is needed in the sport’s current climate.”

GAY FOOTY FANS

The sporting arena has a reputation for not always being the most welcoming place for queer people and women. So is there a place for queer people on the new site? More importantly will they be welcome?

“Yes they are 100% most definitely are welcome to interact and be part of the site,” explains Storey. “We may be a very new site but we still enforce a strict code of conduct. Blatant rudeness and aggression, bullying or targeting others on the site is not tolerated at all. We’ve had a couple of people we have taken off the site for being aggressive – we’ve got an eye out to protect all our members and ensure that Footy Social is a place for all fans of our great sport, gay, lesbian or whatever.”

CALENDAR BOYS

The proof seems apparent in the site’s recent launch of their 2012 calendar. Titled Footy Ink, it was shot by gay photographer Pedro Virgil and features a sexy selection of shirtless NRL players flexing some considerable muscles and showing off their beautiful tattoos. Clearly this isn’t an effort destined for most heterosexual male footy fans – it seems squarely aimed at women and gay men!

You can check out the sexy men of Footy Ink in our hot snapshot gallery HERE.

Or feast your eyes on these videos featuring the making of Footy Ink…

“The calendar features some of the biggest stars of NRL,” says Storey. “Pedro Virgil photographed the Gods Of Football books and calendars amongst other things – his work is great and he was a natural choice for Footy Ink.

“The photos are great, and it’s a positive thing for both the players and the fans,” he adds. “Plus it’s a charity-driven calendar with a percentage of proceeds being donated to the McGrath Foundation.”

To find out more about the Footy Ink calendar and the FootySocial.com website, click here.

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halfway2forever

halfway2forever said on the 26th Aug, 2011

Yawn how many times are they gonna drag out the makeup brush "abs" and studio photography before this gets old. If I see another one of these I think I'll puke

sneakos

sneakos said on the 27th Aug, 2011

il have one of these calendars for chrissy please :D

a few years ago my mum got me th naked for a cause footy calendar for chrissy ...... she made a trip into town and up oxford street to go looking for it - and i think th visual of her, in her early 70s at that time, walking up oxfird street asking for th naked footy calendar is still heaps sweet - honestly one of th best pressys she has ever brought me :)

badamj2000

badamj2000 said on the 27th Aug, 2011

Oh darlings, I much prefer the fly-on-the-wall locker-room videos...Dont ask, no tell.

Fahed

Fahed said on the 27th Aug, 2011

il have one of these calendars for chrissy please :D

a few years ago my mum got me th naked for a cause footy calendar for chrissy ...... she made a trip into town and up oxford street to go looking for it - and i think th visual of her, in her early 70s at that time, walking up oxfird street asking for th naked footy calendar is still heaps sweet - honestly one of th best pressys she has ever brought me :)

Aww this is so cute. Also pretty funny :).

Dont Touch

Dont Touch said on the 1st Sep, 2011

These comments im reading are perfect examples of bullying. people try to maintain a healthy life style and work to show there body to people and then lazy people make fun of them for it. its not very nice.

sneakos

sneakos said on the 1st Sep, 2011



:confused: :confused:



wtf r u on?????? :confused:

Anthony Mahera

Anthony Mahera said on the 1st Sep, 2011

I think I "hearted" most of the pix in the bloody gallary LOL