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The company became the main sponsor of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and of 'las Guerreras' on November 2016: members of the women's national handball team.
GUERRERAS IBERDROLA LEAGUE
The Spanish Royal Handball Federation and Iberdrola presented their project for the "Guerreras" (Warriors) Iberdrola League to the Higher Council for Sport yesterday, 13 September, which is how the Spanish first division of women's handball will be called from now on. Jaime González, Chief Operating Officer of Sports of the Higher Council for Sport, has witnessed the signature of the project, accompanied by Francisco V. Blázquez, President of the Spanish Royal Handball Federation; by Raquel Blanco, Marketing and Product Manager of Iberdrola; by Yolanda García, Director of the Sports Section of Spanish Radio and Television; and by the representatives of the 14 clubs participating in this category.
Presentation of the Guerreras Iberdrola League.
In addition to the change in name, the project guarantees the presence of the Guerreras Iberdrola League in the Teledeporte sporting channel (every Friday at 9:00 p.m.), the best possible place from which all sports fans can enjoy and learn about Spanish women's handball.
Francisco V. Blázquez, President of the Spanish Royal Handball Federation, thanked everyone who attended the event and stated that "this is great news for the world of women's handball, something we had been dreaming of for a long time has finally become a dream come true". In addition, he stated that "the Guerreras Iberdrola League has taken a qualitative leap forward in our sport, thanks to the collaboration of everyone who has participated in the project".
The 2017 Women's Handball Awards Ceremony held in Pontevedra on 1 September 2017 fired the shot starting the 2017/2018 Season. The event was a gathering of the main figures in women's national handball, during which the 2016/2017 Loterías Women's Handball League trophy was awarded to the Mecalia Atlético Guardés, representing the first championship ever in the Galician club's history.
2017 Women's Handball Awards Ceremony.
2017 ALL-STAR GAME
On 16th June 2017 the 2017 All-Star Game was held, having been jointly organized by Iberdrola and the Royal Spanish Handball Federation (REFBM, per its initials in Spanish). It was a tight match that ended with las Guerreras of Carlos Viver victorious after defeating the Guerreras de Iberdrola team in the final minutes with a score of 32-31.
The headliners of the Guerreras de Iberdrola were chosen by Women's Handball League fans from a list of the 35 best players drawn up by the technical area of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation.
The best handball players face each other in a tight game.
The members of the national women's handball team are behind this name. They were the European runners-up in Macedonia 2008 and Croatia-Hungary 2014, classified in the third place for the 2011 Brazil World Cup, and won a historical bronze medal in the London 2012 Summer Olympics. These results are proof of their hard work.
The Spanish players, however, were left at the gates of the semi-finals at the XII European Championship in Sweden, and were eliminated in the second round of the World Championship in Germany 2017, when they lost to Norway.
A moment of the 'las Guerreras' - Norway match.
'GUERRERA IBERDROLA' AWARDS
Another step forward in the collaboration between Iberdrola and the REFBM is the launch of the Guerrera Iberdrola Awards. The 'Fans MVP' is now the 'Guerrera Iberdrola of the Week', an award for the best player of the week in the first Spanish women's handball league.
14 teams play in the League and 26 matches are played. The league ended last Saturday, 27 May.
The Spanish national women's handball team with the Spanish Royal Handball Federation (REFBM).