"I feel that I am a much more rounded athlete than before, but with the year off, I still don't feel that I am back at my best. It is time to put in the hard yards," Haywood said.
On May 16, we can expect to see a familiar name return to the competition floor at the WIN Entertainment Centre for the 2014 Australia Regional.
Despite the personal setback, Haywood continued training.
“I pushed myself through the process, knowing I was beat down and broken,” he said.
Preparing for the Regional