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The company has become the main entity supporting this sporting discipline, with which it shares values such as teamwork, solidarity and respect.
IBERDROLA RUGBY LEAGUE
Iberdrola supports women's rugby for another year. The Iberdrola Rugby League 2018-2019 was presented at the headquarters of the Superior Sports Council (CSD) in a ceremony attended by María José Rienda, president of the CSD; Juan José García Luna, vice-president of the Spanish Rugby Federation (FER); and Noelia Florín de Oro, the representative of Iberdrola's sponsorship team.
Accompanying them were members of the eight teams that make up the new Iberdrola Rugby League and also representatives of the eight clubs that will play in the 31st Women's Honour Division League.
Representatives of the teams from the Iberdrola Rugby League and the Women's Honour Division during the presentation of the new League.
An innovation this year is that in addition to the regular matches, which will be played in 14 rounds with home and away games, there will be an initial play-off, consisting of two games: the first placed team playing the fourth and the second against the third. The winners will play in the play-off final on 24 March 2019.
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.
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".
SPANISH NATIONAL WOMEN'S RUGBY SEVENS TEAM
The company supports the national women's rugby 7s team, a version of the game in which there are seven players on each team. Nicknamed las Leonas 7, the Spanish women's rugby sevens team has always been in the top eight in the three world championships held so far.
Since 9 October, the shirts worn by las Leonas 7 feature Iberdrola's name as their sponsor. The new kit, made by Joma, will also be worn by the players on the national women's XV team.
The new strip was presented at the CSD headquarters, in the presence of the Leonas 7' coach Pedro de Matías the team's captain, Bárbara Pla, the vice president of the FER, Juan José García Luna, and the representative of Iberdrola's sponsorship team, Noelia Florín de Oro.
Presentation of the new 'las Leonas 7' kit.
Mr. García Luna thanked Iberdrola for its support of women's rugby and asked the team to wear the shirt "with pride". "You represent all the players in our country and you are an example for them," he added.
The next targets for las Leonas 7 are the World Series — the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series — with six tournaments to be held between 20 October and 1 June, and the qualifying match for Tokyo 2020.
NATIONAL WOMEN'S XV RUGBY TEAM
The players on the national women's rugby team, nicknamed the Lionesses, are the current 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.
OUR SPONSOR TO WOMEN'S RUGBY ARRIVES TO SCOTLAND
We also sponsor the national Scottish women's rugby squad. ScottishPower Energy Networks, the network businesses british subsidiary of the Iberdrola group, has became the sponsor of the National Women Scotland team, Scotland U18, and the women's national rugby sevens team, the Scotland Women's 7s. Fort he 2018/2019 season they will wear a new team shirt. This is the first time de women's team has a personalized clothing since 2009.