2016 AFL Draft prospects: Will Hayward

Name: Will Hayward
Position: Half-forward
DOB: 26-10-1998
Height: 186cm
Weight: 76kg
Draft range: 15-30

Pub summary
Exciting lead up forward who rocketed in top-15 contention following an outstanding second half of the year.


  • Speed
  • Athleticism
  • Marking


  • Goal kicking accuracy
  • Physicality


Hayward enjoyed a stellar back half of the year, to put himself in contention for a top-15 pick in November’s draft.

He is quick on the lead, agile and good at ground level and also has a great set of hands and loves to take a hanger.

He kicked nine goals to help his North Adelaide Under-18s side into the Grand Final and then kicked four in the big dance, showing he can get off the leash and has the capabilities to tear games apart.

However, his kicking for goal does need work and can be inaccurate at times. He will also need to develop physically to really have an impact at AFL level.

May also move into the midfield as his career progresses.