Friday 20 May 2022
5 minutes with AFL star Will Hayward
When Sydney Swans forward Will Hayward isn’t kicking goals, he’s busy killing it in the fashion game. We checked in and asked some rapid-fire questions about his personal style, motivations and what his life outside footy looks like.
"A well-fitted suit is my go-to for special occasions"
- Will Hayward, Footballer
Q&A WITH WILL HAYWARD
Q: Do you have a top memorable moment wearing a suit?
So far, my favourite moment wearing a suit was definitely at the GQ Man of The Year Awards.
Q: Who was the most famous person you’ve ever met,
and what were you wearing at the time?
The most famous person I’ve met was LaMelo Ball, a professional NBA player. I was wearing an all-black suit then – I'm usually more of a black and white guy, so I would have changed the shirt!
Q: Do you have a favourite dinner outfit?
If it’s a casual dinner, my usual go-to is a plain linen shirt with some nice pants and sneakers.
Q: Do you have a favourite coffee order?
A strong almond cappuccino, hands down.
Q: What do you like to wear through winter?
I usually like to keep cosy and warm with a hoodie and a puffer jacket, paired with some loose chinos and jeans.
Q: How would you describe your everyday fashion style?
My day-to-day style usually revolves around a casual, athletic look. My go-to pieces are tracksuit shorts, a baggy t-shirt and comfy sneakers. My favourite colour for clothes is grey, followed closely by blue.
Q: How do you psych yourself up before a game?
I don’t really try to psych myself up, actually! I usually try and stay as relaxed as possible – I find that helps me perform better on the field.
Q: What motivates you to perform at your best?
Team success is my main source of motivation – my main goal driving me is to win a premiership with my teammates.
Q: What does your average weekend look like?
Pretty chill. It usually involves walking the dog, catching up with my mates and spending time with my girlfriend Vic.
Q: The trending colours of this season are burgundy,
dark green and chocolate. How would you rank them?
I’ve been a fan of green lately – it's a nice change of pace from the usual darker winter colours. I’d pick dark green, chocolate, then burgundy.
Q: Last and most important question, think fast. Jelly, ice cream,
fruit salad and custard – list these in order of your preference.
Ice cream, fruit salad, jelly and custard.