AWNBS Will Be Missed
The WNBF has been so very proud to have met and worked alongside Toby and Jane Gartner of the prestigious AWNBS organization in Australia.
Toby and Jane worked hard to promote well organized and classy competitions that were thoroughly polygraph and urine tested, as well as offering great awards and prizes to athletes on their stages. We wanted to take the opportunity to thank Toby and Jane for all they have done to continue the legacy of the WNBF in the Down Under, and we are confident that the WNBF will continue to be affiliated with reputable leadership in Australia.
The WNBF welcomes all eligible natural athletes in Australia to join us at the 33rd Amateur & Pro World Championships to compete against the best of the best from over 40 countries in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.
Please read the official statement from the AWNBS below.
Thank you Toby & Jane!
WNBF Owner & Vice President
The Australian Women’s Natural Body Sculpting Federation has been a journey we are very proud of founding from the ground up and we are both saddened that in 2022 this chapter of our lives will come to end for us. This will also mean our scheduled event for October also not going ahead, with all registrations and memberships to be refunded in full in the coming days.
It has taken us some time to come to this decision, however with a complete change in our business and family life, we are unable to commit with the energy and passion that the AWNBS/WNBF competitions, and most importantly, the athletes deserve.
We have loved our time showcasing natural athletes and bringing them a show day experience that they will remember for a lifetime. We are proud to have created our affiliation and friendship with Bob, Tina and so many of the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) affiliated countries from across the World, it has been an experience we will never forget.
We wish to thank everyone for supporting our vision and events, as it truly takes a team of people to believe in you and put together the complete show day experience. We will be forever grateful for everyone who has in some way been involved with the AWNBS, from our humble beginnings in 2015 to having over 20 natural athletes represent Australia on the world stage in 2019, we could not have done this all without your support. Although it’s a so long from us as the AWNBS, we will both continue to work with and support the WNBF as they move forward into a new era of WNBF Australia, strengthening and supporting natural athletes from all across Australia and over 40 affiliated natural federations from around Globe.
The WNBF invite and welcome all natural athletes to compete on the World stage at their upcoming World Championships in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. We ask that you reach out to Bob and Tina via the WNBF website and follow them on their social media platforms, allowing you to stay up to date with all the news and announcements as they continue to develop in the coming months.
We wish everyone all the very best on their continued stage success from the beginner to the seasoned athlete. It has been a pleasure to be part of so many journeys, just as you were all part of ours.
All the very best,
Toby and Jane Gartner
About the Author: Bob Bell
An athlete since high school, Bob started bodybuilding in 1997, achieving WNBF Pro status in 2000. His degree in Exercise Science and leadership and event promotion skills lend professional experience in his role as WNBF Vice President in charge of the organization’s stringent drug-testing policies.