Home Town/State: Darwin, NT
Debut: 13/3/2014 v China @ Ipoh, Malaysia
Jeremy Hayward burst on to the international scene in 2014, scoring in his second game for Australia at the Azlan Shah Cup and being part of the World Cup-winning side as a 21-year-old. Injuries set him back after his early impact, but he helped the Kookaburras win the gold at the 2015 World League Final.
Hayward helped Australia to victory at the 2016 Champions Trophy but wasn’t part of the Rio Olympics team. He found form again in 2017, capping the year with four goals as the Kookaburras lifted the World League Final in India.
Away from hockey, ‘Jez’ or ‘Jerry’ to his teammates, he enjoys playing golf, football and fishing. Like his Hockeyroo girlfriend Brooke Peris, Hayward studies for a Bachelor of Education. Aspiring to be a physical education teacher or coach, he enjoys teaching kids while appreciating the benefits of working outdoors.