We promote female participation in elite sport
Iberdrola supports 16 sports federations selected for the extraordinary level of success achieved, the high participation rate, the existence of programs to promote the sport at grassroots level and other social projects.
Iberdrola joined in 2016 the Women's Universe program of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and since then has collaborated with the following federations: gymnastics, triathlon, swimming, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, volleyball and hockey. One year later, the company expanded its support to six new women's federations: athletics, karate, boxing, table tennis, ice sports and surf.
WOMEN'S SPORTS SUPPORTED BY IBERDROLA
The rise of Spanish football is unstoppable. La Liga Iberdrola teams include both Spanish and high-level overseas women footballers. And the Spanish national women's team, which is supported by our company, is now considered one of the best.
Iberdrola promotes the League and the Spanish national womenâ€™s rugby team. The rise of our lionesses has been spectacular: they are champions of Europe and are attracting increasing support in the stands. They have become a benchmark for young women who come to play this sport.
In Spain, there are more than 40,000 federated gymnasts of whom more than 37,000 are women. The figures speak for themselves: women are the queens of gymnastics in this country, which has accumulated a track record of first-rate international successes for decades. The company and the Spanish Gymnastics Federation have created the Iberdrola Circuit to promote and popularise artistic gymnastics in Spain.
The Spanish Triathlon Federation was one of the first to be sponsored by Iberdrola by signing an agreement with the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD) as part of the Women's Universe program. It is one of the most influential disciplines in our country.
Since 2016, Iberdrola has been the main sponsor of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and the Spanish women's national team, which is already a benchmark in the European and World Championships of this sport.
Athletics is one of the sports disciplines with most female participation. With the agreement between Iberdrola and the RFEA comes the start of the new League and Iberdrola Queen's Cup, which is a tremendous boost for this sport.
OTHER WOMEN'S SPORTS
Iberdrola supports other federations through the Women, Health and Sport initiative. Especially, badminton, boxing, ice sports, hockey, karate, swimming, canoeing, table tennis, surf and volleyball.
'WOMEN, HEALTH AND SPORT' TOUR
Promoting and supporting success stories of women's sport, fostering gender equality and promoting healthy habits from an early age are the main objectives of 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour, Iberdrola's contribution to the Women's Universe program of the National Sports Council (CSD).
Its main aim is to raise public awareness of women as an active and fundamental part of sport in Spain.
This initiative toured seven Spanish cities in 2017 and five new stages have already been planned for 2018, in the cities of Murcia, Sevilla, Santander, Zaragoza and Gijón.
Participants starting 'The Women's Race' during the stage of Murcia, from 13 to 15 April 2018.
- Ignacio Galán welcomes the women's Atlético de Madrid team, twice winner of the Iberdrola League
- The King and Queen of Spain give Ignacio Galán an award recognising Iberdrola's work at the 2016 National Sports Awards ceremony
- Iberdrola renews its support for Women's Universe, the program promoting women's sport
- Iberdrola commits to promoting women's sport in Spain