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Swans rapt with Giant scalp

Youngster Will Hayward believes Saturday night's win over the Giants was one full of determination.

2:07pm  Apr 9, 2018

Hayward learns from best

As a 19-year-old with a considerably smaller stature Sydney young gun Will Hayward is a polar opposite to 31-year-old great Lance Franklin.

12:17pm  Apr 5, 2018

Hayward to miss Suns clash

Will Hayward will miss another week as the Sydney Swans err on the side of caution with the exciting forward.

4:00pm  Jul 4, 2017

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Hayward excited by new Swans

10:46am  Dec 10, 2018

2018 Season Review - Will Hayward

10:26am  Oct 30, 2018

Hayward ready for first final

2:00pm  Sep 6, 2018

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Will
Hayward

Forward

Height
186 cm
DOB
26-10-1998
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2017
Games
2018
23
Career
40
Goals
2018
28
Career
50
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1413
Avg
61
WillHayward

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Walkerville (SA)
Debut:
Recruited from: North Adelaide (SANFL)
Brownlow Votes: 

The 19-year-old impressed in his debut AFL season in 2017 after the Swans picked him up in the 2016 National Draft. He booted 22 goals in 17 games and displayed the lightning-quick speed and manic pressure of a small forward with a bright future. Hayward’s impressive season culminated in him taking out an AFL Rising Star nomination in Round 23. Season 2018 shapes a pivotal year in the young gun’s development.

Draft history: 2016 AFL Draft 2nd round selection (Sydney) No. 21 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 4.4
    • Disposals 11.9
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.1
    • Goals 1.2
    • AFL Fantasy 61.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 North Melbourne Rd 17
Handballs 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 1
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 9
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 5
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 8
AFL Fantasy 88 GWS Giants Rd 3

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 West Coast Eagles W 86 - 115 11 10 21 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 79
2 Port Adelaide L 71 - 94 3 5 8 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 30
3 GWS Giants W 103 - 87 10 8 18 9 0 1 1 1 2 1 88
4 Western Bulldogs W 79 - 86 2 3 5 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 32
5 Adelaide Crows L 75 - 85 5 2 7 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 56
6 Geelong Cats W 69 - 86 9 2 11 4 0 1 1 4 3 0 75
7 North Melbourne L 66 - 68 8 4 12 5 0 1 2 3 3 2 74
8 Hawthorn W 71 - 79 10 5 15 5 0 0 1 2 3 0 78
9 Fremantle W 111 - 52 11 5 16 9 0 0 3 0 1 1 68
10 Brisbane Lions W 49 - 67 7 6 13 4 0 2 0 3 2 0 71
11 Carlton W 91 - 61 6 4 10 3 0 2 2 6 2 2 69
12 St Kilda W 55 - 126 5 5 10 3 0 0 2 4 2 0 56
13 West Coast Eagles W 72 - 57 11 2 13 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 62
15 Richmond L 93 - 67 10 2 12 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 67
16 Geelong Cats L 59 - 71 4 7 11 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 56
17 North Melbourne W 98 - 104 14 2 16 6 0 0 0 2 2 2 86
18 Gold Coast Suns L 64 - 88 9 3 12 3 0 3 1 3 1 1 61
19 Essendon L 109 - 66 4 4 8 1 0 0 3 4 0 1 31
20 Collingwood W 73 - 71 1 5 6 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 19
21 Melbourne W 78 - 87 10 4 14 7 0 0 0 3 1 1 78
22 GWS Giants W 60 - 80 11 3 14 3 0 2 0 5 1 1 77
23 Hawthorn L 74 - 83 7 7 14 2 0 2 1 3 0 2 54
W1 GWS Giants L 30 - 79 5 3 8 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 46
TOTAL W: 14 - L: 9 173 101 274 91 0 18 23 71 28 18 1413

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 40
    • Kicks 7.0
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 10.7
    • Marks 3.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.9
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 56.9

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 North Melbourne Rd 17, 2018
Handballs 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2018
Disposals 21 West Coast Eagles Rd 1, 2018
Marks 9 Fremantle Rd 9, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 5, 2018
Goals 3 Hawthorn Rd 8, 2018
AFL Fantasy 88 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Sydney Swans 173 101 274 91 0 18 23 71 28 18 1413
2017 Sydney Swans 106 47 153 50 0 10 10 44 22 13 863

Legend

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