Part of the Women’s Universe, an initiative in which the company is the main driving force, and coinciding with the end of the Iberdrola Division of Honour
Burgos successfully hosts the fifth edition of Iberdrola’s ‘Women, Health and Sport’ Tour, organised by Iberdrola
- It is the first company to make a global commitment to promoting women’s participation in every area of sport
This weekend, Burgos played host to the fifth edition of the ‘Women, Health and Sport’ Tour, which Iberdrola is promoting in several Spanish provincial capitals to enhance the role and presence of women in the sporting world. The scheme is intended to raise public awareness of women as an active and fundamental part of sport in Spain.
Iberdrola's collaborator in the Women’s Universe initiative, Jennifer Pareja; the deputy mayor of the city, Gema Conde; and those in charge of the regional federations opened this event for women's sport which has been timed to coincide with the Iberdrola rugby Division of Honour final, between Olímpico de Pozuelo (Madrid) and CRAT de A Coruña, which resulted in a 22-21 win for the Madrid team.
Thousands of people of all ages were able to enjoy this celebration of sport which, on this occasion, featured the participation of Carolina Rodríguez, the gymnast from León, who has won the most national titles and an Olympic diploma in Río 2016; Saioa Jaurena, who plays in the rugby XV team; Marina Damlaimcourt, Olympic triathlete in London 2012; the Castellae waterpolo club and the Aparejadores Rugby Burgos sporting club, as well as numerous Olympic medallists and top athletes who have participated in the Tour this time around.
An open-air space of over 3,000 m2 was specially set aside in the Plaza Mayor, in the city's old town, for sporting and games activities related to the ten federations backed by Iberdrola: football, badminton, handball, volleyball, rugby, triathlon, canoeing, gymnastics, swimming, and hockey.
The area was designed for all comers, with numerous group classes, talks on sport and healthy lifestyles and games for the kids.
Iberdrola, the main driving force behind the Women's Universe programme
The ‘Women, Health, and Sport’ Tour is part of the Higher Council for Sport's (Consejo Superior de Deportes, CSD) ‘Women's Universe’ programme, of which Iberdrola has been the main backer since last July. It is the first company in Spain to make a global commitment to promoting the participation of women in every area of sport.
Under the agreement with Spain’s Higher Council for Sport (CSD), the company supports various sports federations, including gymnastics, swimming, football, triathlon, badminton, canoeing, rugby, handball, volleyball and hockey. Others may be added in the future. These sports have been chosen on account of the extraordinary level of success achieved in them, the high rate of participation, the existence of schemes to promote the sport at grass-roots level, and other social projects.
Iberdrola is also one of the leading sponsors of the Spanish Paralympic Team and the Paralympic Sailing Team. It has been involved in the ADOP Plan since it was launched in 2005, and backed the Spanish Paralympic Team at the Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio de Janeiro 2016 Games. The group’s contribution to Paralympic sport was acknowledged in 2013 with the Olympia Award from the Higher Council for Sport (CSD).