Goodwill puts new-found archery skills to good use

MP Robert Goodwill donates the �100 he won in an archery competition at Westminster, to Whitby Company of Archers
MP Robert Goodwill donates the �100 he won in an archery competition at Westminster, to Whitby Company of Archers

WHITBY MP Robert Goodwill tried his hand at archery for the first time - and won £100 which he donated to Whitby Company of Archers.

Mr Goodwill took part in an MPs’ archery competition at Westminster - a decision made at the last minute when the organisers were short of competing MPs.

He took up the challenge and shot very well.

Mr Goodwill recounted that his first arrow went slightly wide of the gold, so with the next arrow he compensated slightly and it went straight into the gold; continuing with that technique he soon achieved first place and finished in joint first with another MP by the end of the competition.

He took away prize money of £200 (he is also donating £100 to Scarborough Archers), but modestly stated “it was a fluke” that he won.

Whitby Company of Archers intends to use the share of the money to replace arrows that are used for their ‘have-a-go’ archery events, where members of the public are able to try their hand at archery.

To find out more about the club their website is: www.freewebs.com/wcoa