Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Teen Trick-Shot Sensation Jed Hockin Celebrates Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Nomination with Third Guinness World Records Title | Nick AU & NZ

Official Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand press release:


SYDNEY, 12 MARCH 2019 – Australian teen turned trick-shot sensation, Jed Hockin, celebrated news of his Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nomination by attempting to break his third Guinness World Records title.

Taking over Alan Davidson oval in Sydney, Jed, with his Nickelodeon cheer squad made up of SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick, successfully broke the record for ‘Farthest distance to head a football (soccer ball) into a target’, recording a staggering 15.02M distance.

The talented 19-year-old, whose skill has caught the eye of football giants Real Madrid along with other superstar players and celebrities around the world, is now an icon for young Aussie kids, receiving a converted Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award nomination in the category of ‘Fave Aussie/Kiwi Content Creator’.

With the spotlight on him, Jed is using his nomination to encourage kids to have fun with sport and always dream big.

Jed comments, “Never would I have imagined that one day I would be standing here nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award and with three Guinness World Records titles to my name. Just as I think things can’t get any better there is another surprise, or in this case another broken record around the corner.”

He continues “Watching content others posted on YouTube was what initially inspired me to work on my trick-shots and eventually what drove me to start sharing my own content, so if I can return the favour and encourage kids around Australia and New Zealand to try out some new tricks that would be a dream come true.”

In January 2018 Read Madrid re-shared on of Jed’s Instagram videos to their 60M followers and the content went viral receiving over 2M views. Since then Jed’s social following has climbed from 36,000 to 190,000 with new fans including soccer stars Tim Cahill, Kalyn Ponga, Archie Thompson and Robbie Cornthwaite (to name a few).

Jed has previously achieved two Guinness World Records including, ‘Farthest goal scored by a rabona kick (60m)’ and ‘Most soccer ball crossbar hits by a rabona kick in one minute (7)’.

Doug Male, Head of PR, EMEA APAC, Guinness World Records, said “This is a great example of how Guinness World Records can inspire young kids and teenagers to take part in record-breaking. Jed is such a talented young person and we congratulate him on achieving his third Guinness World Records title.”

Kids around Australia and New Zealand can vote for Jed Hockin to win a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award at (voting closes 20th March) and can tune in to Nickelodeon on Monday 25th March at 5:30pm (AEST) to watch the awards unfold.

For those game enough to set or break a Guinness World Records title, visit the website here:


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Originally published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:42am GMT.
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