THE TOUR

We support and promote the role of women in sport

As part of the Women's Universe programme, this new sports format has been designed to convey the ideas of effort and self-improvement by practising and demonstrating several sports, and to be a spokesperson for the achievements of Spanish sportswomen.

Mujer, Salud y Deporte.

The Women, Health and Sport Tour is part of the Women's Universe programme run by the Higher Sports Council (CSD), of which Iberdrola has been the main sponsor since July 2016. Iberdrola is the first company in Spain to undertake a global commitment to foster the participation of women in all areas of sport.

This initiative toured seven Spanish cities in 2017 thanks to the involvement of the councils, the Young Sports Foundation and the Higher Sports Council, and the help of the Spanish sports federations attached to the Universo Mujer program.

Its main aim is to raise public awareness of women as an active and fundamental part of sport in Spain.

Five new stages have already been planned for 2018, starting with the city of Murcia on 13, 14 and 15 April.

THE TOUR IN DETAIL

  • Stage 1: Castellón de la Plana (12-13 November 2016)

    The first stage of the Tour started in Castellón de la Plana and it will be attended by two luxury ambassadors: Jennifer Pareja and Teresa Portela.

    Inauguration of the first stage.

    Inauguration of the first stage.

    Dates: 12th and 13th of November 2016

    Timetable: Saturday 12:00-20:00/Sunday 10:00-14:00

    Location: Parque de Ribalta (Castellón de la Plana)

    The different sports practiced were triathlon, volleyball, gymnastics, football, handball, canoeing, badminton and rugby.

    In addition, there was live music, an entertainer on the scenario, fitness classes and a preparing for sports masterclass, as well as virtual reality and corner Hashtag/Selfie activities, amongst others.

  • Stage 2: Palma de Mallorca (11-12 March 2017)

    Tour presentation.

    Presentation of the Tour 'Women, Health and Sport' in Palma.

    Dates: 11th and 12th of March 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 11:30-20:00/Sunday 11:00-15:00

    Location: Parque de las Estaciones, in the city centre

    The second stage of the Tour was held in Palma. The event received an excellent reception and was attended by the following sports federations, with which Iberdrola collaborates: badminton, volleyball, canoeing, triathlon, gymnastics, rugby, handball, football, swimming and hockey.

    Inauguration of the second stage. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Each of the federations used a small stand where several activities took place. Each sporting discipline was represented by top-level athletes and Olympics medal winners. For example, the stand dedicated to badminton included a court for matches and practising; the gymnastics stand featured training mats; and the triathlon stand featured bikes and treadmills.

    In addition to the scheduled sports classes, there were talks about sports and healthy habits with all athletes, a stage, contests, autograph sessions and exhibitions.

  • Stage 3: Bilbao (25-26 March 2017)

    The third stage of the roadshow landed in Bilbao.

    Video of the celebration. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Dates: 25th and 26th March 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 11:30-20:00/Sunday 11:00-15:00

    Location: Parque de Doña Casilda (Bilbao)

    In step with Castellón and Palma de Mallorca, each sporting discipline present had an information booth and an adjacent activation booth where various activities: athletic classes, competitions, autographs and exhibitions. The following 10 federations attended this stage were badminton, handball, football, gymnastics, swimming, canoeing, rugby, triathlon, volleyball and hockey.

    Moreover, a stage was set up with a crossfit track for local participation, and the exercises were adapted for participants of all levels.

    Carolina Rodríguez in Bilbao's 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour.

    Carolina Rodríguez in Bilbao's 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour.

    Thousands of people of all ages enjoyed the celebration of this day of sports, created in order to enhance the visibility and popularity of sportswomen. This edition had the participation of Maialen Chourraut, Olympic gold medal winner in Rio; Jessica Alonso, bronze medal winner in London; or Carolina Rodríguez, Olympic diploma winner in Rio and gymnast with the most national titles, accompanied by the three ambassadors of the 'Women's Universe' initiative: Jennifer Pareja, best water polo player of the world in 2013, Ona Carbonell, captain of the national synchronised swimming team and Sara Sorribes, young talent of women's tennis in Spain.

  • Stage 4: Málaga (22-23 April 2017)

    Celebration of the fourth stage. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Málaga has hosted the fourth stage of the 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour.

    Dates: 22th and 23th April 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 12:00-20:00/Sunday 10:00-14:00

    Location: Marina Park, in the city centre

    The top sportswomen participated in the two-day event held in Málaga. Jennifer Pareja, María Pujol, Spanish mid-distance triathlon champion, as well as many other Olympic medal-winners and top sportswomen attended this celebration of women's sport.

    Women, Health and Sport Tour in Málaga.

    Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Málaga; to his left, Carmen Cabrera, Iberdrola sponsorship officer; to her right, Elisa Pérez de Siles, Councillor for Sport and Youth affairs and, next to her, José del Río, Director of Sports of the City Council, accompanied by sportswomen, such as Jennifer Pareja, ambassador of the Women Universe program (first one standing, from the left).

    Marina Park hosted this stage of the Tour, in an open space of the city centre, with a surface of over 4,000 m2, where different sporting and leisure activities of the 10 federations supported by Iberdrola could be enjoyed: football, badminton, handball, volleyball, rugby, triathlon, canoeing, gymnastics, swimming and hockey. In addition, different events were organised, such as group classes, talks about sports and healthy life styles, games for children and awards were be given.

  • Stage 5: Burgos (6-7 May 2017)


    Burgos was chosen to host the fifth stage of the 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour.

    A moment of the fifth edition of the 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour.
    Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Dates: 6th and 7th May 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 11:30-20:00/Sunday 11:00-14:00

    Location: Plaza Mayor

    For two days, the top names in women's sport met in Burgos. This stop on this sporting road show had the participation of Jennifer Pareja, the world's best water polo player in 2013 and Women's Universe ambassador; Carolina Rodríguez, the Spanish gymnast with most national medals and winner of the Olympic diploma in Rio 2016; Saioa Jaurena, a player on the Rugby XV team; and Marina Damlaimcourt, Olympic triathlete in London 2012. They joined by the Castellae Water Polo Club and the Aparejadores Rugby Burgos Sports Club, as well as a host of other Olympic medallists and top athletes.

    The Tour happened at the Plaza Mayor square in Burgos, an big outdoor space in the centre of the city that had more than 3,000 m2 set aside for sports and leisure activities related to the ten federations backed by Iberdrola: football, badminton, handball, volleyball, rugby, triathlon, canoeing, gymnastics, swimming and hockey.

    The space, designed for the enjoyment of all audiences, had different events such as group classes, talks about sports and healthy life styles and games for children.

  • Stage 6: Valladolid (20-21 May 2017)

    The city of Valladolid hosted the sixth edition of the Tour, in what was the last gathering before the summer.

    Dates: 20th and 21th May 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 12:00-20:00/Sunday 11:00-14:00

    Location: Plaza Mayor square in Valladolid

    Celebration of the sixth stage of the Tour in Valladolid. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Thousands of people of all ages were able to enjoy this celebration of sport which, for this edition, featured the participation of Carolina Marín, world champion and Olympic gold medallist in Badminton at Rio 2016, Carmen Pérez, a XV rugby team player who has qualified for the Irish world cup, Marina Damlaimcourt, triathlete in London 2012, Mercedes Coghen and Mariví González, Olympic gold medallists in field hockey in Barcelona 92, Laura López, silver medallist in synchronised swimming in Beijing 2008, as well as many other Olympic medallists and top women athletes who have taken part in this round of the Tour.

    Women, Health and Sport Tour.

    Eva Mancera, Óscar Puente, Jennifer Pareja and Sara Sorribes.

    The Plaza Mayor square in Valladolid hosted this stage of the Tour, in an open space in the city centre with an area of more than 3,000 m2, where visitors could take part in a variety of sporting and leisure activities associated with the ten federations sponsored by Iberdrola: football, badminton, handball, volleyball, rugby, triathlon, canoeing, gymnastics, swimming and hockey.

    The space was designed to be enjoyed by everyone. There were group classes, talks about sport and healthy lifestyle, and games for children.

  • Stage 7: Valencia (30 September 2017)

    The seventh stage of the Tour was held in Valencia; this is the first event of this initiative after the summer.

    Dates: 30 September 2017

    Timetable: Saturday 12:00-20:00

    Location: City Council square of Valencia

    Inauguration of the 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour in Valencia. Video voice transcription (Spanish version) [PDF]

    Thousands of people of all ages enjoyed the celebration of a day of sports, with the participation of Carolina Marín, world champion and Olympic gold medallist in badminton in Rio 2016; Ona Carbonell, captain of the national synchronised swimming team and recent winner of the World Series; Jennifer Pareja, best water polo player of the world in 2013 and ambassador of the Women's Universe programme; Miriam Casillas, Olympic medal winner in Rio 2016; and the recent European Aerobics champions (Belén Guillemot, Sara Moreno and Vicente Lli); as well as Amalia Domenech and Esther Luy, aged 94 and 81, respectively, pioneers of women's hockey in Valencia.

    Ona Carbonell and Jennifer Pareja standing next to the pioneers of women's hockey in Valencia.

    Ona Carbonell and Jennifer Pareja standing next to the pioneers of women's hockey in Valencia.

    The City Council square of Valencia will host this stage of the Tour, in an open space of the city centre, with a surface of over 2,000 m2, where different sporting and leisure activities of the ten federations supported by Iberdrola can be enjoyed: football, badminton, handball, volleyball, rugby, triathlon, canoeing, gymnastics, swimming and hockey.

  • Stage 8: Murcia (13-15 April 2018)

    Murcia hosted the first 2018 stage of the eighth Tour, carried out as part of the 'Women, Health and Sport' initiative.

    Dates: 13-15 April 2018

    Timetable: Friday, 6 pm to 8 pm; Saturday, 11 am to 8.30 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm.

    Location: Jardín Chino of Murcia

    Fitness Area in 'El Jardín Chino'.

    Fitness Area in 'El Jardín Chino'.


    Murcia has held the first event on this year's 'Women, Health and Sport' Tour. For three days the city was able to see top-level athletes representing a wide variety of disciplines. Professionals such as the former world water polo champion, Jennifer Pareja; the paratriathlete Eva Moral and the Lorca-born Spanish shot put champion Úrsula Ruiz, attended the event.

    In an outdoor venue measuring some 3,000 m2, the 15 federations sponsored by Iberdrola put on consecutive displays of boxing, football, swimming, karate, handball and many others, culminating in the third Women's Race, in which 3,576 attendees participated. The race was won by María Sánchez Zaballos from the San Sebastián Athletics Club.

    Participants starting the Women's Race in Avenida Teniente Flomesta.

    Participants starting the Women's Race in Avenida Teniente Flomesta.

    The event was a great success and included popular activities such as a Fitness Area and a Health Space that all those attending were able to enjoy.