STUART Wilson admits he cannot believe he will compete in a major competition in the Commonwealth Games.

Despite representing Northern Ireland at archery since being a teenager, he is yet to experience an event of this nature.

And Wilson, who works for Oxford University and lives in Wallingford, is relishing the chance to pit his wits against the best in the world.

“It’s unknown territory for me,” he said. “But obviously everybody’s aim is to go there and try and win a medal.

“I have been practising hard for that, but the format of the competition makes it a little bit of a lottery.

“With a knockout draw, you could be given a match against one of the better players early on which is obviously not ideal.

“But I will give it a right good go and see what happens.

“The winner will not necessarily be the best archer, but the one who holds his nerve.

“There will be a very fine line between success and failure.”