Will Hayes was drafted by the Western Bulldogs with pick 76 during the 2018 NAB AFL Draft going onto making his debut for the club in 2019. Hayes has been a steady improver during his five years for Footscray in the VFL, proving a valuable asset in the midfield.
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, set to benefit the club both on and off the field.