WOMEN'S RUGBY

Promoting the sport with the oval ball

The company has become the main entity supporting this sporting discipline, with which it shares values such as teamwork, solidarity and respect.

GRAND PRIX SERIES RUGBY 7S QUEEN'S CUP (2nd Edition)

The 2nd Edition of the Iberdrola GPS 7s, officially known as the Queen's Cup Sevens, which this year was held in Villajoyosa (12-13 May), L'Hospitalet (19-20 May) and Madrid (9-10 June), was won by Majadahonda for the second year in a row.

The presentation of this competition in the headquarters of Spain's Higher Sport Council (CSD) was attended by the chairman of the CSD, José Ramón Lete, the Spanish national women's rugby sevens team, and Blanca Fernández Ochoa, the first Spanish woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, namely a bronze at Albertville in 1992, and mother of Olivia Fresneda, a member of the team being coached by Pedro de Matías.

Official presentation of the ;2nd Edition of the Iberdrola GPS Rugby 7s at the CSD.Official presentation of the ;2nd Edition of the Iberdrola GPS Rugby 7s at the CSD.

In the ceremony, Mariola Arraiza, executive member of the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER), reminded those present that the Iberdrola GPS Rugby 7s is the result of the idea hatched between the FER and the CSD to work together on a four-year plan designed to ensure that Spain's National Women's Rugby Sevens Team is in peak condition for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, before going on to say, "and it is great news that we are here today to present its second edition because it represents the consolidation of this format in women's rugby".

IBERDROLA'S NATIONAL ACADEMY

Thanks to it, many young rugby players from the promotions of 2000, 2001 and 2002 improve their preparation and work on their tactics and technique. A key center for the detection of the emerging talents of women's rugby players that has one of its pillars at the San Sebastian Rugby Center.

1st IBERDROLA IBERIAN CUP

David Rodríguez, Town councillor for Sports of the Town Council of Pozuelo; Carmen Cabrera, Head of Sponsorship at Iberdrola; Ignacio del Olmo, President of Olímpico de Pozuelo, and Mariola Arraiza, Women's Rugby Executive of the Spanish Rugby Federation, presented the 1st Iberdrola Iberian Cup, which was held on 26 November 2017 at 12:00h at Valle de las Cañas (Pozuelo). The champion of the Iberdrola League, Olímpico, and the champion of the Portuguese league, Sporting de Portugal, played against each other.

Official presentation of the 1st Iberdrola Iberian Cup.Official presentation of the 1st Iberdrola Iberian Cup.

IBERDROLA RUGBY LEAGUE

Jaime González Castaño, Director of the Higher Council for Sport (CSD); Carmen Cabrera, Iberdrola Sponsorship Officer; Isabel Pérez, Vice-President of the Spanish Rugby Federation and Alhambra Nievas, named best referee in the world by World Rugby and ambassador of the Women and Rugby programme, have presented the new Iberdrola Rugby league with the representatives of all clubs of the former Iberdrola Division of Honour and of Spanish rugby.

The Iberdrola Rugby League, with 8 teams playing in a 14-week season, changes its name, but retains its essence and goal: consolidating this women's sport with the oval ball in Spain through the values of this sporting discipline and promoting its visibility.

NATIONAL WOMEN'S XV RUGBY TEAM

The company has also been sponsoring the National Rugby Team. Known as Las Leonas, the girls of the national rugby team are the standing European Champions.

The team won the title in Brussels on Saturday, 3 March after winning against the Dutch national team by 40-7. This is the sixth continental title of our players, a golden finish for the amazing results throughout the tournament.

Following the World Cup in Ireland, and after the European championship, the team will once again be focusing on its 2021 Project. The goal: to conduct a study during the first few years and reorganise the team, preparing during the last two years a specific lineup for the upcoming world cup classifying rounds.