NABBA NorthWest Body-Building Championships 2014 at Southport Theatre May 18th, 2014 admin Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments NABBA NorthWest Body-Building Championships 2014 at Southport Theatre The NABBA NorthWest Body-Building Championships took place today, Sunday, 18th May 2014 at Southport Theatre. There were numerous categories. Above left: Terry Phillips junior was presented with a collarge of photographs by event organiser Michael Sullivan (right) in memory of his late father Terry Phillips who was four-time Mr Universe! Above: 59-year-old Female body-builder Cheryl Steel gave her last performance ever. 69-year-old Bernie Cooper was the overall NorthWest winner 2014. (picture to follow) Simon Ackroyd won the over 40’s section. Above: Ashley Burn won the U 18’s section. 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 nine 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. Below are a few Body-builders who competed in the event. Full results will appear later Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!