Erongo Marine Supports Sports Development

Erongo Marine Enterprises sponsored N$20 000 towards the Davin Sports Trust, which brought its total sponsorship of the Trust over the past 6 years to N$250 000.

The Davin Sports Trust hosted its annual three-day Davin Desert Cycle Relay with 24 cyclists completed the 260km route at the coast over the past weekend. The Desert Cycle Relay is held to raise funds for the Trust, which aims to build a better Namibia by nurturing and developing young sport stars.
The Janine & Suzelle Davin Sport Trust is a Namibian charity organization that aims to build a better Namibia by nurturing and developing young sport stars. Since its inception in 2007, the Trust has invested more than N$2 million in young and upcoming stars in various sporting fields.
The Trust supports on average between 12 and 24 sportsmen and women every year by allowing them the opportunity to participate internationally through financial assistance, also contributing towards their coaching, travelling and accommodation costs. Part of the vision of the Trust is to make Namibians confident and competent international competitors, by providing committed leadership and maintaining standards of excellence.
The Davin Desert Cycle Relay is one of the annual events hosted by the Trust to raise funds. Each participant is required to pay an individual entry fee of N$5 000 and in addition needs to obtain donations of at least N$10 000 to the benefit of the Trust.
Cyclists comprising 24 businessmen raised about N$300 000 and completed a 260km route starting in Swakopmund, from where they proceeded to Henties Bay, the Omdel Dam and ultimately finished at Mile 72.
According to Herman Davin, CEO of the Trust, their philosophy is focused on the development of a select cadre of high-performance individuals who, in themselves, are role models who inspire others and who will support each other in the future by giving back to others.
Davin said “We seek to ‘raise the ceiling’ for talented young Namibian sporting talent by giving them the opportunity to excel in international competitions and to live their dreams. Business organisations and sporting teams have long recognised the importance of nurturing top talent.
They believe in the idea of ‘tipping point’ a small, but vital minority of top performers who can create positive change.” He adds that while financial assistance to compete internationally is at the heart of the Davin Sport Trust, the sup-port that beneficiaries receive also focuses on a personal level, where the Trust provides the necessary support structure to develop a well-rounded, high performance individual.
Namibian athletes who have benefited from the Trust include among others:
Michelle Vorster – top female mountain biker
Ernst Narib – 2017 Namibian 400m champion
Drikus Coetzee – mountain biker and triathlon athlete
Sedi and Tuki Jacobs – tennis players
Zanre Oberholzer – swimmer
Emil Pitt – gymnast

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