Supporting the Iberdrola Women's League and the National Team
Iberdrola is the official sponsor of the Women's First Division Football League and the National Women's Football Team.
IBERDROLA WOMEN'S FIRST DIVISION
In line with the company's commitment to promoting gender equality, talent and the development of the role of women in society, the Women's First Division Football League has become a professional competition, officially called Iberdrola Women's First Division RFEF.
The Iberdrola Women's League 2017/2018, with 16 participating teams, wrapped up on 13 May 2018 after 30 intense days. Atlético de Madrid players defended their title for the second year in a row, fending off a challenge from Zaragoza by a wide margin (6-1). FC Barcelona were second, whilst third place went to the Athletic, which came up 20 points short of the FC Barcelona in the finals. Charlyn Corral from Levante, meanwhile, became the most prolific goal scorer of the Iberdrola Women's League, with 24 goals.
2017/2018 season of the Iberdrola Women's League has seen 65 games televised live and 32 or them reached more than 100,000 spectators, the match between Atlético-Barcelona being the most watched with more than 280,000 spectators. Also, games have been played in 7 men's first division stadiums with a record attendance, in the case of Atlético de Madrid, of 24,000 people.
As part of this initiative, and, in parallel, Iberdrola is also organising various social action and awareness-raising activities, such as:
- Women's Football Festivals in different cities around Spain to encourage participation and showcase this competition.
- Educational campaigns at schools to raise awareness through football as to the importance of equality in society as well as promoting sporting values and a healthy lifestyle.
- A national contest for schools in which participants have to develop a project related to Women's Football.
WOMEN'S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM
Sponsored by Iberdrola since November 2014, Spain women's national football team is currently playing the qualifying rounds for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, which will be held in France.
The national team classified for the 2017 UEFA Women's EURO and was second in the group, with England in the top position. The Netherlands beat Denmark in the final.
GO FOR THE GOLD!