The Nina Creedman Memorial Fund (NCF) was created to honor Nina Creedman, one of Mill Valley Soccer Clubs’ talented alumni. Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age eight, Nina never let the disease stop her from reaching her life goals. Nina was killed in a rockslide two hours after reaching the summit of Mount Sealy in the Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand.
Within days of Nina’s death on March 24th, 2007, former MVSC coach and close family friend Dean Jones and Nina’s parents, Michael Creedman and Nancy Bauer, approached MVSC representatives with the request to create a memorial fund.
The funds will provide financial assistance to players in the recreational soccer league and will be used to teach young children skills, good sportsmanship, and how to be a team player through the sport of soccer.
Each year, MVSC awards over $20,000 in financial assistance to the recreational players in our Club.
Nina's memory is honored further through the annual Creedman Cup 5 v 5 Tournament.
MVSC girls recreational team: Coach Dean Jones took entire team from recreational to class 1 select after 5 years. The team played for together for 10 years.
Premier and Select teams in Marin
S.F. University High School, Varsity Soccer, Starter for 4 years, recorded most assists as left wing
Johns Hopkins University, Varsity Soccer, 4 years
Various Berkeley club teams
Played while earning her M.A. degree in Urban Planning at UC Berkeley and while working as a transportation planner in San Francisco
New Zealand regional and recreational teams
• Three Kings United’s Premier Women’s League, Auckland
• Seatoun Soccer League, Wellington, Team Captain
• New Zealand Indoor Soccer League
• Wellington City Council’s Men’s Team
Nina’s Early MVSC Soccer Teams
• Hot Shots
• Dean’s Dangerous Devils
The Wellington City Council commissioned a memorial plaque for Nina to be placed in Lambton Quay (she was in charge of the upgrade project there). She fought hard for the basalt pavers -- they hadn't been signed off on at the time of her death (some supervisors balked at the price) and I don't know if they used them everywhere she wanted. But, bless them, they did here.