Origins of the Club
NUS Air Weapons Club was born as a varsity shooting team in year 2000 with a small membership of merely 8 shooters. Originally known as the Air Rifle Club (ARC), this young and inexperienced club started participating in competitions actively since 2001 to build up its name in the national shooting scene. To contribute to the active shooting scene in Singapore, it also organised the first NUS Invitational Shoot (NUSIS) in 2001.
Years of Transformation
Meanwhile, in the school community, ARC had to find ways to boost its image within the student cohort and to raise funds for its shooting activities. In an effort to become an affiliation of the NUS Students’ Sports Club, ARC reformed its organisational structure to conform to the requirements of NUSSSC. Thus, the Club was organised into two separate entities: NUS Air Weapons Club (AWC) and TeamNUS Varsity Shooting Team. The reformation took three years, from 2003 to 2005. By the end of 2005, NUS AWC was a fully organised club with a complete functional executive committee, supported by subsidiary committees.
Forefathers of the Club
ARC was the brainchild and hard work of Ms. Lim Chea Rong. The next-in-line, Chee Keong, headed the club through its reformation years and placed emphasis on establishing a well-organised club for recreational shooters. Wong Xinyi succeeded him and completed the reformation of the club, into what is now known as NUS AWC: a club that provides a convenient and resourceful platform for all recreational shooters, and enrolls over 100 members annually.