Phil joined LA Galaxy after spending over 12 years with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in England, where he most recently served as the head of their medical department since 2012. With the Galaxy, Hayward oversees all aspects of the club’s health, physical fitness and physical performance components of the first team.
Whilst with Wolves, Phil oversaw a department of 30 full-time medical and sports science professionals to provide player care to optimize health and physical conditions. As the head of the medical department, he implemented various sports science systems and processes club-wide to support physical development and care for the Premier League squad.
Phil first started with Wolves FC in 2008, where he served as the head of Academy Medical Services before moving into a role as the first-team physiotherapist in 2011. Prior to his time with Wolves, he was the head of the medical department for Oldham Rugby League Club and served as a Physiotherapist in the NHS and with Bolton Wanderers FC Academy.
In 2018, his Wolves department were recognized as the Medical Team of the Year by the Football Medical Association in the English Championship, whilst the following season he led his team to an all-time record for squad availability of 98.5% during the 2018-19 Premier League Season.