1. Nickname

Hately’s nickname isn’t overly creative, he runs with a simple ‘Jacko’.

2. Capital city

Born in Canberra, Hately spent the first two years of his life in Australia’s capital city. He then moved to Gawler.

3. Three schools

Walkerville Junior Primary was Hately’s first school, before spending a year and a half at St Peter’s College. He rounded out his schooling at Trinity College.

4. Two local teams

While the Walkerville Cats was his local team, Hately also played school footy with Trinity.

5. Hately’s highlights

Winning the under-18 nationals with South Australia and then making his AFL debut with GWS are his favourite footy moments.

6. Pies fan…

Despite his roots in Canberra and Adelaide, Hately supported Collingwood growing up.

7. Family

Hately credits his mum and dad as the biggest influences of his football career.

8. Loves LeBron

A big basketball fan, Hately is a proud LeBron James fan.

9. Bulldogs boys

As a Central Districts boy, Hately is looking forward to playing with a fellow Bulldog, Wayne Milera.

10. Reuniting with Nicks

It won’t be the first time Hately has worked with Matthew Nicks, who was his senior assistant coach in his first year at GWS.