The year it all began with a broken camera on a freezing cold day! Things could only get better…
We began to find our feet – and an audience! After we went public as a gay/straight alliance, we started getting attention around the world.
Building on our early success, we managed to find some rare sunshine in the English summer.
We added our very first pull out centrefold – a tradition we have continued ever since. (The poster is now twice the size!)
The year we set up Sport Allies, the registered charity that now receives all net profits from the sales of Worldwide Roar products.
Things got so hot, we had to call the fire brigade!! We also toured the US and found a more reliable source of summer sun with our first calendar shoot in Spain.
A local landowner lent us his spectacular English country house and we had our first overseas summer shoot camp, as featured in our films ever since.
Probably the wettest summer in our calendar history, but we managed to shoot at a historic stately home in England before hitting the beach again in Spain.
Our biggest ever overseas shoot at an extraordinary property near Tarifa in the south of Spain. We undertook an art project that used a lot of paint and is showcased in our fifth book, Manifesto.
We celebrated our tenth anniversary with shoots in four countries, including a celebrity shoot in Sydney with world record holding Olympic rower, Robbie Manson.
We were happy to welcome old friends and new to our first shoot in Spain as the Worldwide Roar. The sun shone and we worked hard all day, then talked into the night about the future of the Roar, sharing the same feeling of excitement about a new beginning. We literally held the front page for our biggest shoot ever, too!!
It’s been a strange year for everyone, including those of us at WR. We work in remote locations all over the world, so there have been a lot of zoom meetings at odd hours, and frantic efforts to create dynamic new content at a time when sport had ground to a halt and we could not travel. But we are proud of our new calendar and our new digital content, and proud that WR is now the subject of an international academic study.