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At last evenings meeting held by the ANB Executive, a unanimous decision was made to the UFE World Championship Qualification criteria.

To assist all athletes & alleviate athlete stress with planning (time away from work / tertiary education, flights, accommodation, passport, etc.), any athlete who competes at the ANB Australian Championship will now qualify to compete at the UFE World Championship. This will apply yearly with the exemptions remaining as per previous & below.

Below is the amended qualification.

 

All shows except for the ANB Australian Championship;

 

Overall winners (Figure, Physique & Bodybuilding) qualify to compete in the UFE World Championship Elite division.

Swimsuit Model, Fitness Model, Muscle Model division winners qualify to compete in the UFE World Championship Elite Division

All other qualification is via the ANB Australian Championship (listed below).

Athletes, who choose to compete at the annual ANB Australian Championship must qualify by competing via their respective State Championship.

NSW athletes are exempt from pre qualification via State Championship (no NSW State Championship) as Australian Championship are held in NSW & therefore eligible to enter directly into the Australian Championship.

 

ANB Australian Championship / UFE World Championship Qualification;

 

ANB athlete’s qualification (Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding, Swimsuit Model, Fitness Model, Muscle Model) for the UFE Tier System is as follows in the Elite and Professional divisions;

Elite = any athlete who competes at ANB Australian Championship

Professional = ANB Overall Australian Champion (Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding)

Professional = ANB Australian Champion (Swimsuit Model, Fitness Model, Muscle Model)

 

Exceptions for the above are as follows;

 

Any previous ANB Australian Champion from any division or age division

Any previous ANB Overall Australian Champion (Figure, Physique, Bodybuilding)

Written request to relevant State Director with written approval granted by relevant State Director. State Director forward the written approval to myself.

 

The ANB Team Australia for the 2015 UFE World Championship will be finalised in the weeks following the ANB Australian Championship. 

 

Those athletes wanting to be a part of ANB Team Australian must confirm their attendance by registration / payment for the event with the UFE website www.ufeshows.com prior to departure for the event.

 

All athlete enquiries for the UFE World Championship are through this page or myself direct. I ask that you all please follow this protocol to ensure an accurate & clear line of communication.

 

Please refrain for direct correspondence to the UFE as any correspondence will be returned. As you all can imagine, UFE President Mr Sean Everingham along with his staff have a large workload prior to the event.

 

I wish all the athletes every success & thank you for choosing compete at the UFE World Championship in Toronto Canada.

 

UFE World Championship athlete information;

 

All information can be obtained via the following;

UFE website www.ufeshows.com

UFE World Championship Facebook page

Please take the time to read & familiarise yourself with all UFE requirements.

ANB Australia World Championship Information Facebook page

 

Regards,

Murray Graham

ANB International General Secretary

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ANB Australia UFE World Championship Information

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Attention Athletes - UFE 2015 World Title update; During recent times, i have been inundated with correspondence regarding this years ANB Team Australia for the 2015 UFE World Titles held November 7th & 8th in Toronto Canada. To refresh all athletes, the following is the ANB qualification criteria to compete at the UFE World Titles each year. All shows except for the Australian Championship; Overall winners (Figure, Physique & Bodybuilding) qualify to compete in the UFE World Championships Elite division. Swimsuit Model, Fitness Model, Muscle Model division winners qualify to compete in the UFE World Championships Elite Division
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ANB Australia UFE World Championship Information

Attention Athletes - UFE 2015 World Title update;

During recent times, i have been inundated with correspondence regarding this years ANB Team Australia for the 2015 UFE World Titles held November 7th & 8th in Toronto Canada.

To refresh all athletes, the following is the ANB qualification criteria to compete at the UFE World Titles each year.

All shows except for the Australian Championship;

Overall winners (Figure, Physique & Bodybuilding) qualify to compete in the UFE World Championships Elite division.

Swimsuit Model, Fitness Model, Muscle Model division winners qualify to compete in the UFE World Championships Elite Division

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Aaron Braithwaite Appionted Vice President - ANB Victoria

Aaron Braithwaite announcement
It is with great honour that I announce the appointment of Aaron Braithwaite to ANB Victoria Vice President.
Aaron has worked closely alongside ANB Victoria President Maria McCarter ensuring the continued growth of the ANB in Victoria. Aaron's new role will see his continued workings alongside Maria to ensure the ANB Victorian athletes have great opportunities to succeed along with a sustainable future for all.
Aaron, on behalf of the ANB Executive & our ANB family, we all wish you well.
Personally from me mate congratulations as I know & understand what you have done to assist Maria with the one common objective of ANB Victorian opportunities & continual growth. For the many years that we have known each other I know your loyalty along your love of our great sport will be invaluable for Maria.
Please all pass on your well wishes to Aaron in your own individual way.
Regards,
Murray Graham
ANB General Secretary

Bodybuilding Research Study

Attention all ANB Athletes,

Bodybuilding research study.

See below from Dr Helen O'Connor at University of Sydney. Those of you who are interested in the science behind what we do in getting ready for a show, then this is for you.

Contact either Dr Helen O"Connor or Lachlan Mitchell on their details below.

Regards,

Murray Graham
ANB General Secretary

Discipline of Exercise and Sport ScienceExercise, Health and Performance Research Group
Faculty of Health Science

ABN 15 211 513 464

Dr Helen O’Connor 
SENIOR LECTURER, DISCIPLINE OF EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
Room H106
C42 Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
75 East St Lidcombe 
NSW 2141 AUSTRALIA
Telephone: +61 2 9351 9625
Facsimile: +61 2 9351 9204
Email: helen.oconnor@sydney.edu.au
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/

Bodybuilding Research Study

Are you a natural bodybuilder with 5 years experience training and competing at a National level?

If YES, we are looking for male and female bodybuilders to be involved in a research study for the purpose of investigating the nutrition, supplement and training strategies of modern day natural bodybuilders.

The research study involves taking part in a 60 minute interview with questions relating to your nutrition, supplement and training strategies. Participant identity will remain confidential at all times.

Testing for this research study will take place at University of Sydney, Cumberland campus, 75 East Street, Lidcombe, or University of Sydney, Camperdown campus, Parramatta Road, Camperdown.

The interviews will be conducted by Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Sports Dietitians who will be available to answer any questions you may have about nutrition and supplements at the completion of the interview

So if you would like to express interest in participating in this study or would like more information please contact 
Lachlan Mitchell on 0431 363 027 or email lmit5195@uni.sydney.edu.au, 
or Dr Helen O’Connor on 02 9351 9625 or email: helen.oconnor@sydney.edu

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Bodybuilding Research Study

Attention all ANB Athletes,

Bodybuilding research study.

See below from Dr Helen O'Connor at University of Sydney. Those of you who are interested in the science behind what we do in getting ready for a show, then this is for you.

Contact either Dr Helen O"Connor or Lachlan Mitchell on their details below.

Regards,

Murray Graham
ANB General Secretary

Discipline of Exercise and Sport ScienceExercise, Health and Performance Research Group
Faculty of Health Science

ABN 15 211 513 464

Dr Helen O’Connor 
SENIOR LECTURER, DISCIPLINE OF EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
Room H106
C42 Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
75 East St Lidcombe 
NSW 2141 AUSTRALIA
Telephone: +61 2 9351 9625
Facsimile: +61 2 9351 9204
Email: helen.oconnor@sydney.edu.au
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/

Bodybuilding Research Study

Are you a natural bodybuilder with 5 years experience training and competing at a National level?

If YES, we are looking for male and female bodybuilders to be involved in a research study for the purpose of investigating the nutrition, supplement and training strategies of modern day natural bodybuilders.

The research study involves taking part in a 60 minute interview with questions relating to your nutrition, supplement and training strategies. Participant identity will remain confidential at all times.

Testing for this research study will take place at University of Sydney, Cumberland campus, 75 East Street, Lidcombe, or University of Sydney, Camperdown campus, Parramatta Road, Camperdown.

The interviews will be conducted by Accredited Practising Dietitians and Accredited Sports Dietitians who will be available to answer any questions you may have about nutrition and supplements at the completion of the interview

So if you would like to express interest in participating in this study or would like more information please contact 
Lachlan Mitchell on 0431 363 027 or email lmit5195@uni.sydney.edu.au, 
or Dr Helen O’Connor on 02 9351 9625 or email: helen.oconnor@sydney.edu

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Tribute - Russell Brereton - From Murray Graham

To our ANB family

Today we all said farewell to Mr Russell Brereton, ANB QLD President.

Mr Russell Brereton, the man whom along with his darling wife Rachael have made the ANB QLD show their own.

When the opportunity was presented, it was taken with pride & passion to provide a show that was run in his own unique way. One that at all times had his athletes as first & foremost priority.

He provided opportunities for his QLD athletes to showcase their hard work on his stage ensuring that each & every single athlete thoroughly enjoyed their experience. What he provided for his athletes was his way of ensuring the ANB growth within QLD.

The way in which he welcomed each & every person who walked into his auditorium was always with his warm smile & genuine handshake of a proud man.

His work with the ANB Executive, has left his passion for a sustainable future here in QLD.

As competitive bodybuilder, he achieved what others can only dream of. Both on & off stage he took the judges decisions on the chin always whilst striving to improve his physique.

In 2011 seeing big Russ, competitor no: 212 crowned Mr Australia at the ANB Nationals was something that was his reward for his life long commitment to the sport he loved. That great day, will forever be etched within my mind & heart.

We all share our own fond bodybuilding memories of Russell, none more than Craig Sparreboom who has trained with & stood beside big Russ on numerous occasions on stage. These two great athletes showed all the true meaning of mates competing against each other.

The day that I met Russ was one that I will never forget, as from that day onward I knew that I had a mate for life. It was backstage pumping up at the nationals when he came over to me & introduced himself. I said g’day big Russ, instantly we clicked & pumped up together.

His warm smile, his loving & caring of others is a trait that he had in abundance. He is a genuine down to earth bloke that meant so much too so many.

The following words are Russell’s, from his profile on our ANB website dated 2011.

"I have been involved with the ANB for more than 10 years as a competitor and more recently as a judge. I am proud of my competitive record and have achieved some great results over the years.

From the first time that I met Robert Powell and the rest of the ANB family in 2001 I felt as if this was my home. I cannot speak highly enough of the people involved with the ANB, from the Executive to the volunteers at the shows. Every person involved always makes you feel special as a competitor in a truly professional environment.

Competing over the years has given me much joy and on some occasions disappointment. But, every judging decision I have received in the ANB has been fair and justified. No matter which federation you may usually compete with, you can always be sure that you will be judged fairly and without fear of politics influencing a decision. The judging panel always consists of well-credentialed officials with years of competitive experience.

The backstage experience at an ANB competition is always friendly and professional. I don’t know what it is about the ANB but it is the only federation that I have had this feeling with. I have met so many great friends through the ANB, both competitors and officials.

With a personal competition record of 33 bodybuilding shows across a number of federations, I have achieved all I wish to achieve on the stage. This sport has given me so much and has helped me grow on both a personal and professional level. For me, it is time to give back to the sport and the federation that has that has had the biggest influence on my life.

After recent discussions with Robert Powell and other ANB officials I am honoured to announce that my beautiful wife Rachael and I have been appointed as the promoters of the Queensland State Bodybuilding and Figure Titles.

With this comes great responsibility and high expectations. It is our goal to take the Queensland State Titles back to the heights we were seeing a few years ago. For a long time the ANB in Queensland has been without someone on the ground up here to get out in the streets and promote the show.

This year our goal is to achieve high competitor numbers and an auditorium packed with excited supporters and spectators. We want to encourage first timers and the up and comers of the sport to get up there and give it a go while also hoping to see some old faces back on stage. Support and advice will only be a phone call or email away. I am only too happy to help anyone along the road to competition day. I will also be conducting posing workshops leading up the Championships at no cost to help familiarise our new comers with the proceedings on the day. Experienced competitors are also welcome.

On the day you can expect a quality, friendly, fair and efficiently run competition, second to none. This will be achieved with a high level of drug testing, a very friendly and helpful environment, outstanding trophies and great sponsors all conducted in a fantastic venue.

As a competitor there is nothing better than being on stage in front of a packed auditorium. For this reason we will be making the entry fee for supporters and spectators very affordable.

Queensland has a tradition of producing many Australian Champions and for as many years as I can remember Queensland has always been the best performing state at the National Titles. So come and be part of the tradition.

Natural bodybuilding highlights

Current Mr Australia (Masters 40+)
3 time Mr Australia (light heavy/heavyweight)
Mr Australia Overall Champion
8 time Mr Queensland (light heavy/heavyweight)
4 time Mr Queensland Overall Champion
5 time Runner Up Mr Australia (light heavy/heavyweight)
Runner Up Mr Asia-Pacific (light heavyweight)

Russell Brereton"

Reading that again shows us all the great man that he is.

The ANB QLD show will always be remembered as Russell & Rachel’s show in the loving memory of big Russ.

Our love, condolences & support go to Russell’s wife Rachael & their families.

Russell Brereton our brother, love you mate, rest in peace.

Sincerely yours,

Murray Graham
ANB General Secretary

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ANB report Vegas 2012 By Murray Graham

The annual Fitness America Weekend is now done and dusted for 2012 with history showing the Domination of the ANB Aussie Team. Each and every ANB Aussie athlete stood tall and proud on stage and showed the world how we do things down here in Oz. As all the athletes enjoy and share in each others success, it's time for them to enjoy quality time with their family and friends and of course tell us all in their own time about their own individual experiences whilst in Vegas. Some may choose and I quote the words of my interview poolside at the nugget with Jacquii Alexander "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. Only time will tell just what and how much is revealed
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Welcome to Murray Graham's - World Champion Blog Page

 

We welcome you all to Murray Graham - ANB Secretary and World Champion and Musashi Sponsored Athlete.

Here Murray will share his news, training tips, diet and much more.. Make sure you visit his page from time to time!

You can also view his profile page under our Gallery section here in the meantime...

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