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.
From the NABBA Chairman and Council.

Britain Finals 2014 Results
It has been found since the NABBA Britain Finals Results were given on stage on Saturday 31st May 2014,  that an error had been made in the NABBA Britain Master Over 40 Class. The Top 3 Competitors results added up to the same amount of points and a human error occurred when the placings were allocated onto the Master Result sheets.  After a great deal of consideration by the NABBA Council, it was decided that the error would have to be rectified, as NABBA always tries to be 100% fair. We have apologised to the 2 Athletes concerned. Jim Charles – NABBA Chairman

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 and North West shows
Videos are now available for various shows - see the Links page



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