25 February 1983
2000 AFL Draft Pick No. 53 (Adelaide)
2008 NAB AFL Pre Season Draft Pick No. 3
Originally drafted by the Adelaide Crows, where he spent four seasons, Hayden is a creative midfielder who also plays as a small forward.
Skipworth had his best AFL season in 2005, in which he played 21 matches, including 3 finals matches (against St Kilda, Port Adelaide and West Coast) and scored 12 goals. His stand-out performance of the 2005 season came in Round 6 against the Kangaroos at AAMI Stadium, when he kicked 4 goals and had 20 possessions in a match-winning effort. At the Brownlow Medal count later that year he received 3 votes for a best-on-ground performance, taking his career tally to 6 votes overall.
In 2006, Hayden spent most of the season with the SANFL side Woodville-West Torrens. He was the recipient of the Jack Oatey Medal as the best player in the SANFL Grand Final. In 2007 & 2008 Hayden had a 2-year stint with the Bendigo Bombers & capped of his 2008 season by winning their Best & Fairest.