The president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galanaccompanied by the ambassador of the United Kingdom, Hugh Elliott, has welcomed at the c
The president of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galanaccompanied by the ambassador of the United Kingdom, Hugh Elliott, has welcomed at the company’s facilities in Madrid the soccer players summoned in the previous concentration in order to represent Spain in the Eurocopa 2022to whom he has transferred all his support and drive for this important competition that will start on July 6.
At the meeting – held under the motto We are with you, to England to fulfill a dream! – which they have arrived accompanied by the national coach, Jorge Vilda, and his technical team, Galán has encouraged the members of the national team to overcome all challenges through the values they share with Iberdrola: teamwork, perseverance, sacrifice and will to excel.
Galan has reminded the players of the important role they play in building an egalitarian society, already consolidated as sports references for many young women and girls, for whom they are an admirable mirror in which to look at themselves, and has been convinced that the team will provide “some wonderful football moments” thanks to all the energy, enthusiasm and strength you show.
In line with its commitment to equal opportunities and the empowerment of women, The company supports 32 Spanish federations, including the Royal Spanish Football Federation, with which it has collaborated since 2016.
Iberdrola is the main sponsor of the Absolute National Women’s Soccer Team and the First Division of Women’s Soccer – the First Iberdrola – as well as the Second Division, Reto Iberdrola. In addition, it is the main sponsor of the Under-19 and Under-17 teams, as well as the Copa de La Reina-Iberdrola, among others.
Iberdrola, a pioneer in promoting sport practiced by women
The promotion of sports practiced by women has become a key lever for Iberdrola and for the promotion of real equality between men and women, one of its essential values. In 2016, Iberdrola became the first company to make a firm and global commitment for equality and empowerment of women through sport.
Nowadays, the company 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, mountain and climbing, swimming, skating, pelota, rowing, squash, taekwondo, tennis, archery and sailing, which means supporting two out of three federated women in Spain. Likewise, it names 32 leagues, all of them of the highest category, and another 100 competitions with namingright.
Reducing the gender gap in sport is a commitment to women’s equality through excellence and translates into an important benchmark for girls, from their practice of physical activity and sports at all levels of the educational system, to point out to them that the path to federated and high-performance sports is also possible for them.