The elite of women's sport cheers on the national football team ahead of their match against Germany
- The so-called "Iberdrola Ambassadors" have conveyed their encouragement to the Spanish national team at a meeting at their hotel in London.
A group of seven representatives from different Spanish women's sport federations, a representation of the Spanish sporting elite in various disciplines, visited the players of the Spanish Women's National Football Team in London yesterday.
The group of ambassadors, promoted by the Spanish multinational Iberdrola, wanted to show their full support for the Spanish national football team at the top continental event taking place in London, where the national team has already achieved its first victory in the group stage. This afternoon they will face one of the top teams in the European women's football competition, the German national team.
The expedition, which has travelled to cheer on the national team in person, is made up of:
Gisela Pulido: ten-time VKWC freestyle world champion.
Queralt Castellet: silver medallist at the Beijing Olympics 2022 and runner-up at the 2015 World Championships in snowboarding.
Paula Arcos: fourth in the world in handball.
Sara Hurtado: seven gold medals in ice dance.
Silvia Mas: 2021 470 sailing world champion.
Desirée Vila: Olympic diploma at the Tokyo Paralympic Games in the long jump and 100m sprint.
Carmen Castelucci: young promise of the Spanish rugby team and two-time European champion.
"It has been incredible to meet them because we come with a lot of enthusiasm" explained Queralt Castellet. About the group she commented that "it is a team that looks very happy and eager".
For her part, the ten times world kitesurfing champion, Gisela Pulido, wanted to send them a message of encouragement telling them to "believe in them because they have an incredible level and they can be there", so she has recommended them to "focus on game by game".
Iberdrola, a pioneer in promoting sport for women
Promoting women's sports has become a key lever for Iberdrola and for the promotion of real equality between men and women, one of its core values.
In 2016, Iberdrola became the first company to make a firm and global commitment to equality and the empowerment of women through sport.
The company currently supports 32 federations: gymnastics, triathlon, rugby, canoeing, badminton, football, handball, volleyball, hockey, table tennis, athletics, karate, boxing, surfing, ice sports, fencing, underwater activities, bowling, winter sports, weightlifting, judo, Olympic wrestling, mountaineering and climbing, swimming, skating, pelota, rowing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, archery and sailing.
It also gives its name to 32 leagues, all of them at the highest level, and to 100 other competitions with a naming right. This action to support women in the practice of sport has meant that today, in Spain, 2 out of every 3 federated women receive support from Iberdrola.
Reducing the gender gap in sport is a commitment to women's equality through excellence and translates into an important reference for girls, from their practice of physical activity and sport at all levels of the education system, to show them that the path to federated and high-performance sport is also possible for them.