The Spanish Football Federation and Iberdrola launch ‘GamHer’ as the first online women’s tournament with players from the Primera Iberdrola league to support the fight against COVID-19
- This virtual women's football initiative backed by the Primera Iberdrola league intends to raise funds to donate protective gear for healthcare workers through the NGO Doctors of the World.
- The tournament will get the ball rolling tomorrow, 29 April, with the draw of the participants, ending on 8 May with the final between the Spanish team and an international team
- Among the elite sportswomen taking part as Iberdrola ambassadors are Sandra Sánchez, María Vicente, Teresa Portela and Loida Zabala, who will be supporting and guiding the players
The Spanish Football Federation - RFEF - is teaming up with Iberdrola to launch a charity challenge: GamHer, an online FIFA20 tournament that will involve the players in the Primera Iberdrola league clubs for the first time, enabling women's football to join the battle against COVID-19.
This charity initiative will get the ball rolling with the match draw tomorrow, 29 April, aiming to fulfil a dual purpose: to make women's football more visible and help combat the coronavirus pandemic by raising money for Doctors of the World. All funds raised will go to providing infection prevention, control and mitigation systems for hospital staff and patients, which includes buying protective gear and implementing safe circuits in all hospital areas.
The tournament will have a national stage and an international stage. Stage one will involve selecting the player who will represent Spain in the international stage, in which a match will be played between the Spanish team and a foreign team. The championship will be presented by sports journalist Rubén Martín, aided by some of Spain's most famous YouTubers such as DjMariio. It will be available to watch on the Spanish Football Federation's official digital channels (Twitch and YouTube).
The quarter and semi finals will be held on 1 May at 6 pm, with the national final set to take place at the same time on the evening of 3 May. Once over, the international stage will begin, bringing the top players representing the Spanish national team and the foreign national team up against each other on 8 May.
As well as the prestigious Primera Iberdrola players, the tournament is also backed by Iberdrola's sports ambassadors, who are going to be mentoring the players, supporting them and guiding them through. These elite sportswomen include Sandra Sánchez, María Vicente, Teresa Portela, Loida Zabala and many more.
GamHer emerged with the aim of making women's football and the Primera Iberdrola league more visible, in addition to encouraging players to train and explore new fields such as e-football.
As this charity championship progresses, Iberdrola will be making donations as the main sponsor of the Women's Absolute National Team, the Primera Iberdrola league, the Queen's Cup and the Under-19s and Under-17s Teams:
- Tournament Final prize: €50,000
- As well as €500 for every goal scored during the first matches
- €1,000 per goal scored in the two finals: national and international
Plus, throughout the event we will be encouraging companies and anyone wishing to support the Doctors of the World cause to make donations via the WORLDCOO platform https://bit.ly/donar_gamher.
Iberdrola, committed to women in sport
Iberdrola is the first company to make a global commitment to encouraging women's participation in sport as a way of promoting equal opportunities - a pledge that reflects the basic values of the company. By getting behind women's sport, the company is helping to create new role models for society and encourage healthy habits at an early age.