The Trust was started in honor of Janine and Suzelle Davin. Both were excellent sportswoman, who lived life to the fullest. The late Janine and Suzelle were very young role models not only for the youth, their achievements impressed people from all walks of life, especially the Namibian sporting community and those in the academic field.
The parents initially had the desire to start something positive after the tragedy and this ultimately culminated in the formation of this trust.
Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture:
'"Janine and Suzelle brought energy, charisma, passion and talent to Namibian Hockey and Tennis and will be deeply missed by their fellow athletes, coaches and the Namibian Sporting community at large. Their sudden departure is a massive loss to the Namibian Sporting Family. Suzelle and Janine's legacy will and must continue to inspire young Namibian athletes to follow their dreams of achieving excellence in sport."
Message of condolences - John Motorwa - Minister (14 December 2006)
The charity is oficially named "Janine and Suzelle Davin Sport Trust" (Assocciation incorporated in 2007 under Section 21 with Registration No. .../2007)
The trust was set up to enable young Namibian sportsmen and women to follow in the footsteps of commitment and discipline the late Janine and Suzelle left behind. The words of the Minister inspired the parents to start the trust to make a difference in the lives of the top junior sportsmen and women of Namibia by means of financial assistance for mainly coaching, travel and accommodation to compete internationally. There are many worthy candidates, but only the best junior sportsmen and women in their specific sport codes are considered.
The Davin Sport Trust strives
In doing so, the Davin Sport Trust’s eventual aim is to create alumni of Davin Sport Trust beneficiaries who will create positive role models in Namibia.
To achieve our vision, the Davin Sport Trust focuses on:
The Davin Sport Trust’s mission is to build a better Namibia by nurturing and developing the sport starts of tomorrow by investing in their sport careers. As a Namibian sporting family we have to make a difference in the lives of top junior athletes.
The Davin Sport Trust invites top junior Namibia athletes of various sport codes as well as coaches to approach trustees to apply for financial assistance for coaching, travel and accommodation.
The beneficiaries should be young Namibian athletes that are:
The Davin Sport Trust has assisted more than 40 BENEFICIARIES since inception and invested more than N$2 million in up and coming stars since 2007.
The DAVIN SPORT TRUST aims at: