OTHER SPORTS

A global commitment to women's sport in Spain

We sponsor 10 federations, out of the 64 federations in Spain: athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, field hockey, ice sports, karate, swimming, table tennis and volleyball.

Womens volleyball.Instant of a women's volleyball match.

We have seen a huge increase in the achievements of sportswomen in the past few years. Women's sport is starting to attract more interest from the media and public in general. The company has recently renewed its commitment supporting 5 more national federations added to the initial 10: a total of 15 federations.

OTHER SPORTS

  • Women's athletics

    Five new federations have joined our Women, Health and Sport initiative after Iberdrola has renewed its commitment to the promotion of women's sport with the Women's Universe programme. One of these federations is the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, which has renewed its image for the start of the 2017/2018 season.

    New image of the RFEA. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

  • Women's badminton

    The Spanish Badminton Federation is also part of the Women, Energy and Sport initiative promoted by the company.

    Bilbao became the world's junior badminton capital between 2 and 6 November 2016 as it hosted participants from over 60 countries during the Iberdrola BWF World Junior Championships.

    Clara Azurmendi competing at the World Junior Badminton Championship.

    Clara Azurmendi competing at the World Junior Badminton Championship.

  • Women's field hockey

    Iberdrola and the Royal Spanish Field Hockey Federation have presented the new 2017-2018 Iberdrola Women's Field Hockey League in an event held at the headquarters of the National Sports Council (CSD) in Madrid.

    The event was attended by José Ramón Lete, President of the CSD; Santiago Deó, President of the Royal Spanish Field Hockey Federation, and Carmen Cabrera, Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola, as well as players of the league representing this sporting discipline.

    Royal Spanish Field Hockey Federation.

    José Ramón Lete, President of the CSD; Santiago Deó, President of the Royal Spanish Field Hockey Federation, and Carmen Cabrera, Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola, standing next to the players of the league.

    One of the new aspects of this new competition is the change in its name: it is now called the Iberdrola Field Hockey League and it will be made up of 10 teams, which will play the regular 18-week league.

    The first eight teams will play the playoffs, and the last four teams remaining in the playoff tournament will play the Final Four on 1, 2 and 3 June 2018. One match will be played every week of the regular league, which you can watch via streaming. The Iberdrola MVP award will be given to the most outstanding player of the week.

    Currently, Iberdrola is the main sponsor of women's field hockey in our country, in line with its commitment to promote and sponsor not only the new League, but also the national team in the qualifying matches of the 2018 World Cup.

    Some of the main achievements of the Spanish team include becoming the champions of the World League Round 2 held in Valencia and the Olympic diplomas received by four members of the national team in the last Olympic Games in Rio.

  • Women's swimming

    On 25th of October the 2017-2018 Women's Water polo League has been officially presented to the Higher Council for Sport with the presence of some of the most important players, managers and agents of the competition.

    Presentation of the Womens Water polo League 2017-2018.

    Presentation of the Women's Water polo League 2017-2018.

    The League groups a total of 10 teams: CN Sabadell Astralpool, La Sirena CN Mataró, CN Sant Andreu, CN Madrid Moscardó, CE Mediterrani, CN Terrassa, CN Rubí, CN Sant Feliú, CW Dos Hermanas y EW Zaragoza.

    Since July 2016, Iberdrola has been supporting the Spanish Royal Swimming Federation. This support is reflected in the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award given by the company to the best player of the Copa de la Reina de Waterpolo 2017, held in Terrassa (Barcelona). The final between Mataró and Sabadell was won by the latter and is the team's 13th cup.

    The Iberdrola MVP award was won by Californian water polo star Kiley Neushul, who plays for Sabadell.

    Fernando Carpena, RFEN President, Kiley Neushul, Iberdrola MVP, and Noelia Florín, a partner of Iberdrola in the Women's Universe initiative.

    Fernando Carpena, RFEN President, Kiley Neushul, Iberdrola MVP, and Noelia Florín, a partner of Iberdrola in the Women's Universe initiative.

    In the build-up to the game, the Spanish Swimming Federation acknowledged the sporting achievements of Jennifer Pareja —currently the ambassador for Women's Universe and former star of the Spanish water polo team and CN Sabadell— by awarding her the Gold and Diamond Badge.

  • Women's canoeing

    The company is sponsoring the women's canoe polo league, known as the Iberdrola First Senior Division. This sporting discipline is not very well known in Spain. It is a water sport that combines features of other sports, such as water polo, football and canoeing, the Federation of the latter also being sponsored by the company.

    The fourth edition of the Spanish Canoe Polo Cup for Clubs was held from 10-11 June 2017 in San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia).

    Spanish Canoe Polo Cup for Clubs.

    Members of the women's national canoe polo team.

    The 2nd Spanish Women's Canoeing Free Style Cup was also held during the same days in Salt (Girona).

    The Royal Spanish Canoeing Federation (RFEP) gave an award to Iberdrola during the 34th National Canoeing Gala in 'Special Recognition for its Sponsorship initiatives'. The award is in recognition for the company's support to the sport. National prizes were also awarded to the best sportsmen and women, technicians, referees, media and special mentions during the Gala, along with prizes for the best clubs in the National League.

    Likewise, canoeing and canoeist women played a starring role in the 6th International Congress of Canoeing Trainers in Aguas Tranquilas, held on October 2016 in Catoira (Pontevedra).

    The participation of women trainers of the Spanish canoeing clubs and international Spanish sportswomen competing in different categories was encouraged during the congress with 30 Iberdrola Green Team Training Scholarships.

    Many different events took place: the Women and Canoeing Committee of the RFEP announced the 2017 programme of actions, the first study on the rate of abandon of canoeist women was presented, which was prepared by Marta Felpeto with the grants of the National Sports Council (CSD) and the 'Canoeing with a women's name' exhibition was inaugurated, which will be used as the framework for all actions carried out by Iberdrola through the Women, Health and Sport initiative.

    Canoeing with a women's name. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

  • Women's volleyball

    Iberdrola is also the main sponsor of women's volleyball in Spain and supports the Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation. Together, they kicked off the Iberdrola Volleyball League's 2017-2018 season on October 17th at the headquarters of the National Sports Council in Madrid. The event was attended by Jaime González, the council's Director General of Sports; Carmen Cabrera, Iberdrola sponsorship director, and Agustín Martín Santos, chairman of the Royal Spanish Volleyball Federation. The players of the teams participating in the 2017-2018 Iberdrola League also attended the event.

    Liga Iberdrola of Volleyball.

    Official presentation of the 2017-2018 Iberdrola Volleyball League at the headquarters of the National Sports Council in Madrid.

    Iberdrola has also sponsored the 'Madison Beach Volley Tour' (MBVT 2017) circuit during an event held at the headquarters of the National Sports Council in Madrid this past 13 June 2017. The tourney began on 29 June and pitted the sport's best players against each other.

    This fifth edition was held at a new city -with now up to six cities hosting the event- and new Spanish beaches were included as part of the tour in the future. In addition, 12% more prizes than last year will be given for the women's and men's categories.

    Presentation of the MBVT 2017 circuit.

    Presentation of the MBVT 2017 circuit.

    On 28 December 2016 took place the 'All-Star Iberdrola 2016', an historic moment that brought the best players from the SFV together to play in the All-Star Game in Guadalajara at the Multipurpose Palace. The purple team beat the green team 2-1 before over 4,000 fans in attendance at the venue.

    All-Star Iberdrola 2016: The All-Star Game.

    'All-Star Iberdrola 2016': The All-Star Game.

MORE COLLABORATIONS WITH WOMEN'S SPORT

Iberdrola has participated in the 2017 edition of the Bandera de La Concha regatta (Flag of the Kontxa) as well as in the three previous editions; San Juan - Iberdrola was the best team of the regatta, the traditional rowing boat sponsored by the company. Despite the incredibly harsh conditions, San Juan - Iberdrola won against Hibaika - Jamones Ancín thanks to the vast experience of its crew.

The winning crew of San Juan - Iberdrola, also the champions of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and of the Euskotren League, were greeted at the Iberdrola Tower as the winners on 18 September to celebrate this important victory.