NABBA is the first and the original competitve bodybuilding association. Formed in 1950, NABBA's first Mr Universe contest was won by Steve Reeves, who went on to make over 30 Hercules movies. Top bodybuilders who won the Mr Universe title include Reg Park, Bill Pearl and Arnold Schwarzenegger (four-times winner).

The late Oscar Heidenstam was appointed Secretary in 1956 and continued to drive NABBA forward for more than 30 years. At a meeting in London in 1984, NABBA International was formed and became host to the European & World Championships. This branch of NABBA is now supported by more than fifty countries.

Today, there are ten elected area reps covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and they are members of the NABBA Council. Each area holds a qualifying event, which leads to the Annual Mr & Miss Britain Finals. This in turn becomes a qualifier for the European and Universe Championships. The Universe contest gets stronger every year - at the last Universe, representatives from 36 countries took part and a total of 151 athletes competed.


Mike Richards, NABBA Wales
The NABBA Council wish to express their extreme sadness at losing one of their Councillors, Mike Richards, NABBA Wales. Our thoughts go out to Mike's wife Jean, his 3 children and family at this very sad time.

NABBA Universe T-Shirts

Official Universe T-Shirts available, all proceeds to supply NABBA Team tracksuits for the World Competition in Malta 2015.

Colours: black or white in all sizes, pink in small and medium sizes only.

£10 per item plus P&P. Contact Bryan Robinson on 0191 385 3310

Latest Results, Photos and Videos
Results are now online for the Scotland, Northern Ireland, South East, Midlands, North East, North West and Britain shows
Photos are now online for the Scotland, Northern Ireland, South East, Midlands, North, Wales, North East, North West and Britain shows
Videos are now available for various shows - see the Links page



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