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.


NABBA Universe 2015 tickets are no longer available from NABBA HQ. However they will be available from Southport Theatre Box Office from Monday 12th October until Friday 30th October (Monday to Friday between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. only.) Contact direct phone number 01704 500036 Prices : Judging only £20, Judging and Evening Show combined: £35, Evening Show only£30. On the day (Saturday 31st October NABBA staff will be selling the tickets from their ticket desk stationed in the Main Glass Entrance street level Foyer area. Judging only tickets and pre-paid/pre-booked tickets will be available from the little Kiosk situated in the downstairs Theatre Foyer Area. Selling Times: 9.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. then 6.00 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.

Derek Browning
We are sorry to report the death of Derek Browning. Derek was an active NABBA competitor for many years, from the 1970s to the 1990s.

England 2015 - date change
Please note that the England competition has been brought forward one week to 18th October

Results / Gallery Latest Updates
Results online: Scotland, Northern Ireland, South East, Midlands Pro-Am, West, North, Wales, Britain
Gallery online: Scotland, South East, Midlands, West, North, Wales, North West, North East, Britain

Interviews took place at the Nabba Council meeting held on Friday 5th June in Southport. The Nabba Council democratically voted for Darren Poole to take on the position of Nabba Wales Area Councillor. Congratulations to Darren on his appointment.



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