WFF International offers amateur competitors the opportunity to join the WFF Pro division at more than 25 events around the world. Competitors must win their class at an applicable WFF Pro Qualifier in accordance with the WFF Pro Division Regulations. Generally speaking, a Pro Card will only be awarded when there are more than three competitors in a class, and the relevant competitors meet the requisite standard for entry into the WFF Pro Division. WFF International maintains professional classes in bodybuilding, figure, women’s sports model, men’s sports model, bikini model, beach model, and aerobics.
NABBA International offers NABBA Pro Status to the four Bodybuilding class winners at the NABBA World Championships and NABBA Universe each year. NABBA International also offers NABBA Pro Status to the winner of the Trained Figure class at the NABBA World Championships and NABBA Universe each year.
Are Pros allowed to compete as amateurs?
NABBA and WFF Professional athletes are not permitted to enter amateur events.
How do I qualify to compete at overseas?
Major NABBA and WFF international events such as the Universe and World Championships, amongst other shows, are by team selection only. All national teams must be selected or nominated by NABBA/WFF Australia. In season A (January to June) NABBA/WFF Australia holds qualifiers in most capital cities for selection to compete in the NABBA World Championships and WFF Universe. In Season B (July to December) the Australian Championships is the National Qualifier for the NABBA Universe and WFF World Championships.
Will NABBA/WFF Australia sponsor me to compete?
NABBA/WFF Australia does not provide direct sponsorship as this might create a feeling of bias towards certain competitors. There are plenty of fantastic brands that support competitors through sponsorship and brand ambassadorships and we recommend contacting those brands to enquire about whether they would be interested in supporting you. From time to time, NABBA/WFF Australia offers travel incentives to competitors as an award for winning competitions. Please contact the promoter of an event to inquire as to whether any travel incentives are offered.
I’m a professional with another organisation. Can I compete with NABBA/WFF Australia?
The simple answer is yes. However, in the same way that NABBA and WFF discourage Pros from competing as amateurs, some other organisations have similar policies. You should ensure that you are aware of any obligations under your current pro status before stepping on stage.
Can I compete outside my home state?
In Season A, all events are open competitions which means anyone from anywhere in Australia can compete in those events.
In Season B, the State Qualifiers are restricted to residents of those states as they are qualifiers for the Australian Championships.