X-ELIO seeks diversity and inclusion through sport and becomes the official sponsor of Villena C.F.

  • With the signing of this important sponsorship agreement, X-ELIO will support teams of different categories: junior, cadet, children and female teams
  • Within the framework of this sponsorship, a team of young people with functional and mental diversity will be created, as part of the ‘Villena Fair Play’ project
  • This initiative builds on the diversity and inclusion, health and community pillars of X-ELIO’s Community Plan Program

Alicante, September 27th, 2022

Villena C.F., a club that has achieved important football success in different categories during the past season, will receive the sponsorship and support of the renewable energy company X-ELIO during the 2022/2023 season.

X-ELIO is a Spanish renewable and sustainable energy company that develops projects in different countries and regions, adapting to the specific needs required by each environment and seeking formulas to support the communities where it operates. Currently, X-ELIO is planning an investment of 100 million euros in the solar photovoltaic plant “CSF La Atalaya” in Villena.

This sponsorship will benefit the junior, cadet, children and female teams with financial aid that will be used primarily for sports material and equipment. It will also fully sponsor the creation of the functional and mental diversity team, included in the ‘Villena Fair Play’ project.

The promotion of teamwork and a healthy lifestyle, together with other values that sport embodies, are perfectly aligned with those promoted by X-ELIO through its Community Plan Programme, a framework of local and regional actions that promotes education, sport, health and environmental protection.

The Villena Football Club, founded in 1920, has promoted this year with its first team to Preferente after finishing top of the table last season. Likewise, the junior and cadet teams, also with great courage and determination, have been promoted to upper categories. The club is still committed to the development of grassroots football, with the Villena Fair Play Club up to the junior category, with a more competitive football from the cadet category to be able to provide support to the first team with top level players. In addition, the Club has a great fan base who weekly cheers on the different teams from the municipal field of La Solana.

“The sponsorship of Villena C.F. and its different teams is an example of X-ELIO’s commitment to the municipalities where it operates, to their citizens and to the development and care of the environment. We always work to optimize the conditions, the economy and the environment of the people, being a source of 100% clean energy”.

José Enrique Pardo, X-ELIO’s Development Manager in the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia

From Villena C.F. we would like to thank the support that we will receive this season by X-ELIO, which will help us to achieve the goals we have set for this demanding season, because as the club teams improve more support is needed, hoping that this alliance that we have established, will continue over time and be successful for both parties. We would also like to make special mention of the support for the Villena Fair Play project, which thanks to this collaboration we will finally be able to give it shape and finish launching it. We just have to thank X-ELIO again for their support and say that ” arriving together is the beginning, staying together is the progress, working together is the success”.”

Juan Mateo Melenchón, president of Villena CF

About X-ELIO:

X-ELIO is a company specialized in the development, construction, financing and operation of renewable and sustainable energy projects with presence in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Japan and Australia. The firm has 17 years of experience with more than 2.6 GW built. The group is a global leader in renewable and sustainable energy, with a strong commitment to greenhouse gas reduction and the fight against climate change.




Photo captions:

Signature of the agreement with José Enrique Pardo, head of X-ELIO in the Valencian Community and Murcia, and the president of Villena C.F., Juan Mateo Melenchón.
From left to right: José Enrique Pardo, responsible for X-ELIO in the Valencian Community and Murcia; Pablo Pérez, Site & Permitting manager of X-ELIO in Alicante; the president of Villena C.F., Juan Mateo; the councilman of Urbanism of Villena, Javier Martínez; and the manager of the Sports Entity, José Miguel Egido.

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