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.

Instant of a women's volleyball match.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 I

  • Women's athletics

    On April 7, the 13th Spanish Athletics Gala was held in the Auditorium of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE). The awarding of the prizes to the two best athletes of 2017 — Adel Mechaal and Ruth Beitia — was the crowning moment of a great evening at the COE Alfredo Goyeneche Auditorium with a wide and select list of winners that included athletes, clubs, coaches, judges, organisers, federations, women and athletics and Spanish record holders.

    The Iberdrola Women and Athletics 2017 Award went to one of the greatest Spanish athletes in history, Carmen Valero, double world cross-country champion and the first Spanish female athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

    Carmen Valero collecting the Iberdrola Women and Athletics 2017 Prize.

    Carmen Valero collecting the Iberdrola Women and Athletics 2017 Prize.

    On Wednesday, 24 January, the National Sports Council in Madrid was presented the new Iberdrola Women's Athletics League and the Iberdrola La Reina Trophy, both organised by Iberdrola's fresh impetus to women's athletics within the framework of its Women's Universe program.

    The event was chaired by the director general of the National Sports Council, Jaime González; accompanied by Royal Spanish Athletics Federation chairman, Raúl Chapado; head of sponsorships at Iberdrola, Carmen Cabrera; and a representative from each of the 16 clubs participating in the 2018 Iberdrola Women's Division of Honour League.

    Representatives from each of the 16 clubs participating in the Iberdrola Women's Athletics League. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    The Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) is one of the most recent federations to benefit from Iberdrola sponsorship and is gearing up for the 2017/2018 season by revamping its image.

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

  • Women's badminton

    Spaniard Carolina Marín has been proclaimed European badminton champion for the fourth time in a row after beating Evgeniya Kosetskaya 21-15 and 21-7 in just 35 minutes in her home town of Huelva.

    Carolina Marín, European champion in 2018.

    Carolina Marín, European champion in 2018.

    This Huelvan athlete was sponsored by our company and made history with her fourth consecutive European gold medal following her triumphs in 2014 (Kazan), 2016 (La Roche-sur-Yon) and 2017 (Kolding). She has thus outdone Camilla Martin, who won three consecutive awards in 1996, 1998 and 2000.

  • Women's boxing

    The President of the Spanish National Sports Council (CSD), José Ramón Lete, visited the women's national boxing team at the Madrid High-Performance Centre. They are facing Bulgaria in the European Elite Championships from 4 to 13 June. Lete addressed the Spanish team to wish them luck in the competition: "We have much hope placed in you for the Tokyo Olympics of 2020. I'm sure that you will gain good experience at this match."

    The president of the Spanish National Sports Council wished luck to the boxers who will compete in the Elite European Championships.

    The president of the CSD wished luck to the boxers who compete in the European Elite Championships.

    In his visit, the president of the CSD was accompanied by the president of the Spanish Boxing Federation Felipe Martínez, the team coach Jacobo Sánchez, and by Noelia Florín, from Iberdrola's Sponsorship Division.

    The athletes who are competing in the Elite European Championships — Laura Fuertes (category -48 Kg), Andrea Lasheras (-51), Lara Rebeca García (-54), Melissa Noemí González (-60 kg), Lucía Blázquez (-64) and Patricia Martín (-75 kg) — are all part of the Spanish Elite Women's Boxing Team, which is being promoted mostly by Iberdrola within the Universo Mujer program.

    Melissa Noemí González participated in the Sub-22 European Championships on 26 March 2018, alongside two other team members: María González and Marina Carrasco. Luck was not on their side on that occasion and none of them won a medal in the competition, which took place in Targu Jiu, Romania.

    The work plan designed by Spanish team manager Rafael Lozano consisted in making different temporary groups throughout 2018 with the best Spanish women boxers. From there the future permanent national team will be forged, with their sights set on the dream of the Olympic Games in 2020 and, above all, 2024.

  • 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 ice hockey

    Thanks to the agreement between the company and the Royal Spanish Ice Sports Federation, the Iberdrola Women's Ice Hockey League, the top national competition for this sport, was presented at the headquarters of the National Sports Council (CSD).

    The presentation ceremony was attended by the general director of the CSD, Jaime González Castaño; deputy general director of Women and Sports of the CSD, Susana Pérez-Amor; the Head of Sponsorship of Iberdrola, Carmen Cabrera; and the president of the Royal Spanish Federation of Ice Sports, Frank González.

    Representatives of the different teams of the new Women's Ice Hockey League.

    Representatives of the different teams of the new Women's Ice Hockey League.

OTHER SPORTS II

  • Women's karate

    Iberdrola is also one of the main sponsors of women's karate in our country and supports the Royal Spanish Karate Federation. The company presented the 2018-2019 Iberdrola Karate League on 18 January with the Royal Spanish Karate Federation at the headquarters of the National Sports Council in Madrid. Jaime González, Director of the Higher Council for Sport; Carmen Cabrera, Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola and Antonio Moreno Marqueño, President of the Royal Spanish Karate Federation, attended the event. In addition, Sandra Sánchez, ambassador of the Women, Health and Sport program and number one karateka of the world ranking and other women athletes sponsored by Iberdrola also attended the event.

    Royal Spanish Karate Team.

    Jaime González Castaño, Director of the Higher Council for Sport; Carmen Cabrera, Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola; Antonio Moreno Marqueño, President of the Royal Spanish Karate Federation and José María de Dios, Technical Director of the RFEK, accompanied by the karatekas sponsored by Iberdrola.

    Some of the karatekas sponsored by the company include the current World Champions of the 2017 Tenerife Championship: Lidia Rodriguez Encabo and Nadia Gomez Morales, as well as other international champions, such as Marina Cáceres Quiñonero, María Torres García, Marta García Lozano, Nidia García Moya, María Espinosa, Raquel Roy Rubio, Naiara Moreno Monfort and Carlota Fernández Osorio.

  • 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 has presented the different Iberdrola Women's Canoeing Leagues that encompass the following specialities: dragon boat, kayak polo, sea kayak, and rivers and marathon.

    The presentation, which was held at the headquarters of the Higher Council for Sport in Madrid, was attended by the president of the national canoeing federation, Juan José Román Mangas; the Deputy Director of Women and Sports of the Higher Council for Sport (CSD), Susana Pérez-Amor; the Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola, Carmen Cabrera; and the Director of the Higher Council for Sport, Jaime González Castaño.

    Women's canoeing.

    Juan José Román Mangas, the president of the national canoeing federation; Susana Pérez-Amor, the Deputy Director of Women and Sports of the Higher Council for Sport (CSD); Jaime González Castaño, the Director of the Higher Council for Sport; and Carmen Cabrera, the Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola; along with some federated paddlers.

    During the 35th National Canoeing Gala, the Spanish Canoeing Federation gave a total of 11 national awards, in addition to 27 special mentions, which included an award given to Iberdrola for its sponsorship activities. The award is in recognition for the company's support to the sport.

    35th National Canoeing Gala.

    Raquel Blanco, Marketing and Product Manager of Iberdrola, next to Pipe Gómez, coordinator of LaLiga4Sports; José Perurena, President of the International Canoeing Federation; Juan José Román Mangas, President of the Spanish Canoeing Federation; Inmaculada García, President of the State Lotteries, and David Martínez, Chairman of Caliche Group.

    In fact, Iberdrola has become the official sponsor of 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).

  • Women's table tennis

    The company chairs the official presentation of the Iberdrola Scholarship program for Spanish women table tennis players, in keeping with its strong commitment to women's sports. Miguel Ángel Machado, President of the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation; Carmen Cabrera, Head of sponsorships at Iberdrola, and Susana Pérez Amor, General Deputy Director of Women and Sports attended the event.

    Spanish women table tennis.

    Galia Dvorak, Miguel Ángel Machado, Carmen Cabrera and Susana Pérez Amor, accompanied by some of the scholarship recipients.

    Thanks to this initiative, the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation will expand its international activity to scholarship recipients, in both competitions and training sessions. Spanish women table tennis players have reaped very good results over the past few years: the women's table tennis team training at the Sant Cugat CAR every day has won various international medals.

  • 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.