Hayes Knight and Jacko Gill
By Shelley-ann Brinkley - 9 November 2016
What do chillies, Olympics and business have in common? Jacko Gill!
He loves growing chillies and throwing a shot put as far as he
can. He takes an unorthodox approach to his training, has emerged
into the senior ranks of athletics as the most talented junior shot
putter ever - and Hayes Knight are right there with him.
Hayes Knight are very proud to announce our new four-year
partnership with North Shore Olympian, track & field athlete,
Jacko Gill. Jacko is heralded as the most talented junior shot
putter ever, on the verge of international sporting stardom.
Jacko holds multiple age group world records - in fact nearly
every world record for ages up to 19 years old - and is the
youngest ever male world junior champion surpassing Usain Bolt as
the previous youngest when he won the World Junior (U20) title in
2010 aged just 15. He then defended that title in 2012, still aged
At the age of 20 Jacko was the youngest competitor in the top
eight at the 2015 World Championships by nearly three years, in a
field where six of the top 12 athletes were aged in their 30s. Then
earlier this year at the age of just 21, Jacko began his Olympic
journey with a very creditable ninth place at the Rio Olympic
To help him achieve these goals, Jacko has brought together an
experienced team of advisors and supporters to guide his transition
from outstanding amateur junior world-beater, to full-time senior
athlete. Hayes Knight is proud to be part of Jacko's circle of
advisors. By providing funding and accounting support to Jacko, we
hope to go a small way to making Jacko's journey to future success
that much easier.
"I'm very privileged to have the professionals at Hayes Knight
join my team" says Jacko. "I'm not the greatest at focusing on
stuff outside training and competition, so it's great to know the
guys at Hayes Knight will be there to back me up and help me in
that space, particularly financial services."
We'll keep you up to speed with Jacko's progress over the coming