Will Hayes was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with pick 76 during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft. Hayes has been a steady improver during his five years for Footscray in the VFL, with this year being his best to date.
Hayes was Footscray’s leading disposal getter in season 2018, combining his ball winning ability with hard tackling and spread from the contest. Many recruiters commented on Hayes elite kicking skills which will complement the Western Bulldogs moving forward. Hayes also comes to the Kennel with exceptional leadership and character. He will look to benefit the club both on and off the field.