Committed Against Climate Change

Isabel Rico Vazquez


Spanish National Rugby Team

Isabel Rico Vázquez (Talavera de la Reina, 1987) teacher of physical education and captain of the Spanish national rugby team.

From a very Young age I was a keen athlete, I played several individual sports such as athletics. It was after university when I decided to give rugby a try, an absolute revelation.

The first time I played with the national team was in 2012. Since then, I have been able to achieve several victories with ‘Las Leonas’ and also with my rugby club ‘Olímpico de Pozuelo’.

I also had the opportunity to play with the Wasps back when I lived in England.

This March I had the privilege to be called by the Barbarians, becoming the first Spaniard to join their team.

I think climate change is the main issue of the millennium. We must be aware of the power that we human beings have in accelerating this process with our every-day actions, which impact at a global level. I believe it is crucial to make society aware of the consequences of our daily actions in ecosystems and global warming, and the alarming scientific data gathered regarding the issue.