TRICKY TEEN: Toowoomba's Jed Hockin broke the Guinness World Record for 'Farthest distance to head a football (soccer ball) into a target'.
TRICKY TEEN: Toowoomba's Jed Hockin broke the Guinness World Record for 'Farthest distance to head a football (soccer ball) into a target'. Contributed

Toowoomba teen tackles title to become world record holder

WITH about 200,000 YouTube followers, two world records and a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award nomination under his belt, Toowoomba teen Jed Hockin was looking for his next big challenge.

The social media sensation shot to fame last year after football team Real Madrid shared one of Jed's trick shot videos to its 60 million followers.

It was a hard feat to top, so he decided his next big challenge would be breaking his third Guinness World Record.

He was officially awarded the title for 'Farthest distance to head a football (soccer ball) into a target', recording a staggering 15.02m distance after taking the record attempt on in Sydney this morning.

Jed's cheer squad consisted of Nickelodeon favourites Spongebob Squarepants and his best friend Patrick the Starfish as he put his head to work at Sydney's Alan Davidson oval.

"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," he said.

"Just as I think things can't get any better there is another surprise, or in this case another broken record around the corner."


Good luck to seniors as they head to exams

Good luck to seniors as they head to exams

Page MP Kevin Hogan's weekly column

Frontline police need our support

Frontline police need our support

THEIR SAY: Lismore MP Janelle Saffin

What weather can we expect this week?

What weather can we expect this week?

What weather can we expect this week?