Jim Hayward

Name: James Franklin Hayward

Nickname: Jim

Born: 26.12.1943 Adelaide

Matches Played for Kapunda: 190 (approx 170 ‘A’ Grade; 20 Reserves)

Number Worn: 1 or 2

Other Clubs Played For: Norwood

Usual Position: Centre

Preferred Position: Centre

Best KFC Player Seen: Richard Anderson

Biggest Influence on Career: Jack Dermody

Most Respected Club Person: Colin Mickan

Sportsman Most Admired: Greg Norman

Other Sports Played: Cricket, Athletics

Favourite AFL Team: Adelaide Crows

Favourite SANFL Team: Norwood


KFC Honours:

Member of KFC ‘A’ Grade Premiership Teams in 1964 and 1965

KFC ‘A’ Grade Best & Fairest in 1967 & 1968

KFC ‘A’ Grade Captain/Coach 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971

Barossa & Light Association ‘A’ Grade Best & Fairest in 1969.
(Runner-up B & F in 1970)

Life Member 1971

Honours with other Clubs: B&F Norwood Under 18’s in 1960

Member of Norwood Under 18’s Premiership Team in 1960

Runner-up in Tomkins Medal (U/18 B&F Award in SANFL) IN 1961

Captain Norwood U/18 Team in 1961

State U/18 Team Representative in 1961


Jim served on the Committee of the Kapunda Football Club for approximately 10 years. During this period, he was President for a term of 4 years, as well as serving as Vice President, Committee Member and Selector. A highly skilled player with a keen sense of fair play and sportsmanship, Jim was popular with team-mates and opposition alike. He is still a regular attendee at most local matches where his wit and sense of humour are enjoyed by all who know him. A successful farmer in Kapunda, he has been (and still is) a major contributor to the well-being of the local community.