Hayden is a swimmer and wheelchair basketball player who represented Queens land at the 2011 primary school swimming Championships in Melbourne.
Hayden was diagnosed with a spinal tumour when he was just 2 years of age, and soon after underwent surgery which resulted in him using a wheelchair for mobility. This didn’t stop him achieving his dream is becoming a champion swimmer. Hayden was interested in sport from a young age. He was named the Darling Downs multiclass swimmer of the year for 2010-2011.