West Coast careerEdit
Originally from North Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west, Haynes arrived at West Coast after being selected at number 16 in the 1999 national draft, a pick obtained from Fremantle in return for Brendon Fewster.
Haynes struggled for gametime in his first three seasons, managing just 25 games. In 2003, however, he broke into the senior side full-time. Usually a half-forward flanker, Haynes spent most of the season playing out of the square, and kicked 27 goals in 21 games.
His final match in blue and gold was the elimination final loss to the Crows. At the end of the season he was traded home to Geelong in return for pick 20, which was used on premiership player Sam Butler.
Haynes managed 19 games in two seasons for the Cats before being delisted at the end of the 2005 season.
After playing the 2006 season with East Perth and spending time with amateur side Bassendean, Haynes returned to his junior club, North Warrnambool in the Hampden Football League, where he was the playing coach.
- ↑ Kate Butler, The Standard (17 December 2010), "Haynes to coach North": https://www.standard.net.au/story/787278/haynes-to-coach-north/