Galán and the Queen, with the 7s rugby players

The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, accompanied this morning HM Queen Letizia during her visit to the Spanish Women's Sevens Rugby Team, at Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid, to show support for the team before the Pre-Olympic tournament in Kazan (Russia), which will be held on 13 and 14 July.

Convinced that sport is a key tool for progressing towards gender equality, the company supports 16 federations (gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, hockey, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports and fencing) and lends its name to 22 national leagues in different sports, backing over 22,000 sportswomen.

The visit was also attended by the acting minister of Culture and Sport, José Guirao; the chairwoman of the Spanish Sports Council and Secretary of State for Sport, Maria José Rienda; the vice-rector of Culture, Sport and University Extension at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Isabel María García Fernández, and the president of the Spanish Rugby Federation, Alfonso Feijoo.