Lenny My Story


Lenny Hayes takes us behind the scenes and into the locker room at St Kilda football club, the team he has played with since being selected as a rookie from NSW. Interwoven through Lenny’s story are the highs and lows of the long playing career of an outstanding professional. Lenny was made captain of St Kilda in 2004, and co-captain in 2007 when the leadership team included Justin Koschitzke, Luke Ball (co-captain) and Nick Riewoldt (co-captain), Aaron Hamill, Fraser Gehrig, Nick Dal Santo and Robert Harvey. Lows have included a knee reconstruction that took him off the ground for most of a year. And at the end of 2012 it was discovered that Lenny Hayes had played his entire career with a hole in his heart and underwent successful open heart surgery. Undaunted, he returned to play at the beginning of the 2013 season. Lenny Hayes has been selected as an All-Australian, he has won the Trevor Barker medal (best and fairest) three times, as well as a Norm Smith medal in 2010. He has been awarded life membership of the AFL. Lenny’s career has been at a club that has seen its fair share of dramas and sensations but as everyone who knows Lenny in AFL, Lenny has always been the gentleman of football and has soldiered on regardless.

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ISBN:

9781742708218

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

24cm x 16cm

Weight:

570g

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir , Sport

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 October 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lenny Hayes

Lenny Hayes (born 14 January 1980) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Hayes is a former captain of St Kilda and was an onfield leader in the Saints' midfield. He is now the assistant coach at Greater Western Sydney.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jason Phelan