JIM Wilson is hoping to reap the rewards of 12 years effort when he leads the Hong Kong gymnastics team for the final time at a major multi-sport event. Wilson, 50, will leave the territory in December after more than a decade as head gymnastics coach at the Hong Kong Sports Institute. And the former British tumbling champion feels his current Commonwealth Games squad of four women and four men can provide the perfect send-off before he heads for eventual retirement in Cyprus. ''I think during these Games we will have our best results ever,'' said Wilson. ''Our kids, especially the girls, have a lot of experience. ''In fact, other teams have been looking at us and seeing how relaxed we are. We have been very comfortable in training. ''It is the best team we have ever had.'' Female all-rounders Nicola Waite and Wong Ka-li, says Wilson, have the best chance of either winning a medal or coming very close, particularly in the individual apparatus events. Lee Tak-ming and Wong Kim-fai are the territory's main men's hopes. But Wilson said the competition will be tough. ''All the other teams look very good,'' said Wilson. ''But we are very well prepared. ''The training we had before we came here helped us a lot. We spent some time in Sichuan, China, training with the gymnasts there.'' Wilson will not accompany Hong Kong's squad to October's Asian Games in Hiroshima. But he will not be looking at retirement straight after the Commonwealth Games. ''I don't go until Christmas and even though I'm not going to the Asian Games, there is still a lot going on in that time. ''A Chinese team will be visiting Hong Kong, New Zealand will also come in September and we have a few tournaments overseas. ''But I've been in Hong Kong a long time. I will have some good memories.'' The gymnastics competition starts today (tomorrow Hong Kong time) with the men's team competition. Lee and Wong are joined in the men's team by Leung Kwok-keung and Lok Chun-yuen. The women's squad of Waite, Wong, Tina-Anne Pooley and Wut Fung-yin will have their team event on the following day. Both teams will then be involved in the individual and apparatus events over the next two days.