ABOUT THE AAF
The Australian Armwrestling Federation is an organisation dedicated to the growth of the exciting sport of armwrestling within Australia. With the primary aim of achieving mainstream recognition and the status of a true strength sport, the organisation is working constantly to hold and promote armwrestling competitions of the highest possible level throughout Australia.The Australian Armwrestling Federation (AAF) is the governing body for the sport in Australia and was formed in March 2001. As a member of the World Armwrestling Federation (WAF) the mission of the AAF to develop armwrestling as a sport in Australia using WAF Sanctioned Rules and weight divisions.
The AAF promotes tournaments in all states and hosts the official National Championships where athletes can qualify to represent Australia at international events such as the World Armwrestling Championships, and possibly in future the Olympic games.As an instantly recognisable and familiar test of one’s strength, arm wrestling can and certainly does appeal to a diverse range of people, both men and women alike, irrespective of age, fitness and strength levels. Armwrestling competitions are extremely fast paced and exciting, creating an atmosphere of intensity and power almost unrivalled by most other combative strength sports. This intensity generated by the competitors feeds quickly into the spectators creating a thrilling and involving event anyone who witnesses it. On an international level, armwrestling events are truly a spectacle to behold, and draw attention from mainstream media along with incredibly large crowds and diverse crowds for a strength sport.