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
Tickets for the one and only NABBA Universe will be on sale from our Shop page
at the end of August and will then be available until shortly before the competition
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
NABBA WALES AREA COUNCILLOR
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.