Ibredrola has awarded for the second year the SuperA Awards, awards framed in the company’s commitment to promote gender equality. The awards are intended to promote excellence for women through the practice of sport. With these awards, the company supports projects, programs and initiatives in each of the six categories: Grassroots Sports, Competition, Inclusion, Social Integration, Diffusion and Sustainability. Iberdrola awards a prize of 50,000 euros to the best project for each application.
Total, 690 projects presented from all parts of the Spanish geography were eligible for the SuperA. Thus, some awards are consolidated that seek to recognize and give visibility to the best initiatives launched in Spain in favor of gender equality in sports.
Promote grassroots sports among girls to improve people’s health, integrity and quality of life. Incorporate women into the field of competition. Help the full inclusion of people with special abilities to sports practice. Promote the integration of women in society through sports. Give greater visibility to women’s sport. Pursue sustainable development within the sports field. The SuperA Awards are firmly committed to promoting women’s sport in all areas.
For this, the company has the participation of a jury of honor, made up of sports personalities. Like Silvia Navarro, Supcampeona del Mundo and captain of the Spanish handball team; Teresa Perales, who accumulates 26 medals from the Summer Paralympic Games between 2000 and 2016; sports journalists Manu Carreño and Paloma del Río sports journalist and part of the generation of pioneering women in Spanish sports journalism; Conchita Sánchez, former Wimbeldon champion tennis player; Vicente Del Bosque, former national soccer coach; and Ona Carbonell, captain of the Spanish synchronized swimming team and Silver and Bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Donosti CUP in the World, the winning project of the Supera Social, is an aid program that the Donosti Cup Foundation offers to teams from underprivileged areas around the world so that they can participate in the Donosti Cup, a football competition that seeks transformation has helped teams of India, Palestine, Zambia, Ethiopia or Bolivia to participate in the competition, paying all expenses.
The candidacy awarded with the SuperA Base encourages values through acrobatic gymnastics: The Baruca de Jaén Acrobatic Gymnastics Club, in Alcalá del real (Jaén) will allocate the 50,000 euros of the prize to the improvement of its facilities, so that the girls that make it up can compete nationally and internationally.
This year’s SuperA Competition will help the Club Bolaños de Ciudad Real women’s handball team, which has 21 years of history and from which great professionals who have played in the first division have come out, to make the leap to professional handball, giving training and sports equipment. They have 3 seasons with options to go up to first without achieving it.
The candidacy “Never is late”, thanks to its SuperA broadcast award, will present the documentary “Libélulas”, about the history of 10 women who they started practicing artistic swimming at age 50, reconciling his family, work and sports life.
Ruth Aguilar receives the SuperA Inclusión award for promoting the creation of the first adapted cycling school for women and girls In the Valencian community. Ruth was for years a member of the Spanish handball team, and after an accident, she redirected her life, always linked to sports. Paralympic athlete, mother, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, dreamer and tireless fighter, Ruth is an example of self-improvement and positivism.
And the Royal Spanish Canoeing Federation, winner of the SuperA Sustainability, will establish with the endowment the Clean Water Day at the national level to improve the environment where sports are practiced.