WOMEN'S FENCING

Iberdrola supports women's sport by sponsoring the Spanish Fencing Federation

Fencing is one of the oldest sports in the world. It was an event at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Fencing, with its three types of weapon — the foil, epee and sabre — has been included ever since. Almost 2,000 female Spanish fencers are about to benefit from an agreement between the company and the federation to give a boost to the sport.

The Ciudad de Burgos 2018-2019 21st Junior World Cup Team event, celebrated at the end of 2018, hosted the best junior fencers and attracted more participants than ever before: 203 fencers representing 31 countries. To coincide with the competition, Iberdrola and the Royal Spanish Fencing Federation announced a cooperation agreement designed to encourage and develop fencing as a way of recognising women's important role in sport and in society in general.

WOMEN'S FENCING, NEW SPONSORSHIP BY IBERDROLA

Iberdrola's investment in women's sport is part of its commitment to equal opportunities and to the promotion and empowerment of women, principles included in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals that the company has incorporated into its business strategy.

Iberdrola is the main driving force behind women's sport in Spain, and was the first to get involved on a global basis. As things currently stand, the company supports 16 federations (gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, hockey, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports and fencing) and provides backing to over 20,000 sportswomen.