Hello! My name is Eamon! I'm currently 23 and I'm pursuing a degree in the National University of Singapore (NUS). I have been pursuing competitive target archery since my polytechnic days and it's my 5th year doing archery.
Reason for Funding
I dream to be able to represent my country in the Olympics one day. However, equipment is expensive and I lack the funding to train at my optimal level. I currently try to train at least 3 times a week on normal curriculum time.
Should you wish to contribute to my dream of representing the nation, it would definitely help me towards becoming a full time athlete. I would be able to dedicate more time and effort to produce better results for you and the country. All funds raised will strictly be spent on equipment. However, if there is a surplus amount, it would go towards range rental at the Salt & Light Archery (SLA) Range. My current range in NUS only covers up to a distance of 50 metres but I currently train at the Olympic distance of 70 metres. Since my school lacks the distance for me to train at, I would have to go to public ranges to train.
It is absolutely not necessary to fund me and I'll try to be as realistic as I can be. Once I complete my studies, I'll definitely find a job to try and fund myself because I understand everyone has their own dreams to work towards. Once again, funds raised will only be for archery equipment and range rental if needed, nothing more.
First things first, arrows are the core equipment that I really require now, and a new dozen of Easton X10 arrows can easily cost around $600+ SGD. I'm trying to keep my spending as low as possible and my current bow parts are already sold to me second hand by a friend. However, I can't do the same with arrows because they have very specific spine (stiffness) and length. Since arrows can affect shooting the most, I really require the funds to get more. The ones I am using are more than 2 years old and are not in great condition.
I hope that through this fundraiser, I am able to improve the equipment I am using and not have my score be limited by my equipment.