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Selection: A mix of old and new

A 29-man squad featuring a host of familiar and unfamilair names has been selected for Sunday's JLT Community Series opener.

12:00pm  Feb 16, 2017

Kennedy to face North

Josh Kennedy is set to lead the team out as Sydney’s captain for the first time when the Swans take on the Kangaroos in Coffs Harbour on Sunday.

11:33am  Feb 14, 2017

Clinical Kennedy

Sydney Swans midfield dynamo Josh Kennedy has recorded another ‘perfect ten’ votes for the second week in a row.

8:36am  Aug 2, 2016

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Josh P.
Kennedy

Height
188 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
94 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2016
25
Career
183
Goals
2016
20
Career
115
2016 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
2718
Avg
109
Josh P.Kennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Sandringham U18/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 96

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Has stamped himself as one of the Swans’ best of the modern era by winning a third Bob Skilton Medal last season, continuing his amazing run of form since making the move from Hawthorn. Kennedy has never finished lower than third in the Club Champion voting. He’s racked up countless of other awards, including three All Australian honours as well as becoming the League’s best contested ball-winner. Arguably the Swans’ most influential player and that was backed up by his instrumental finals series in which the clearance machine averaged 32 disposals and seven clearances. Will take on more responsibility after being named as the stand-alone captain for 2017.

Draft history: 2006 AFL Draft 3rd round father-son selection (Hawthorn) No. 40 overall; 2009 AFL Draft traded by Hawthorn for No. 39 (Sam Grimley).

Previous AFL club: (Hawthorn 2008-09: 13 games, 1 goal).

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2016 Season Average
    Games Played 25
    • Kicks 12.6
    • Handballs 18.9
    • Disposals 31.5
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 108.7

2016 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Gold Coast Suns Rd 11
Handballs 29 Fremantle Rd 19
Disposals 45 Fremantle Rd 19
Marks 8 Adelaide Crows SF
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows SF
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3
Goals 3 Western Bulldogs GF
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19

2016 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Collingwood W 133 - 53 10 13 23 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 63
2 Carlton W 71 - 131 13 14 27 2 0 1 0 5 2 0 106
3 GWS Giants W 93 - 68 8 21 29 0 0 3 1 13 0 0 118
4 Adelaide Crows L 113 - 103 11 17 28 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 80
5 West Coast Eagles W 88 - 49 15 16 31 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 99
6 Brisbane Lions W 94 - 97 15 15 30 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 91
7 Essendon W 135 - 54 14 26 40 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 115
8 Richmond L 101 - 100 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Hawthorn W 55 - 69 9 17 26 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 88
10 North Melbourne W 91 - 65 9 26 35 1 0 2 3 12 1 0 129
11 Gold Coast Suns W 41 - 79 21 12 33 1 0 0 2 10 0 0 124
12 GWS Giants L 105 - 63 9 16 25 2 0 1 2 8 1 0 98
13 Melbourne W 86 - 31 15 13 28 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 88
15 Western Bulldogs L 79 - 83 11 23 34 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 106
16 Geelong Cats W 60 - 98 14 10 24 3 0 1 0 9 1 1 115
17 Hawthorn L 70 - 75 15 18 33 6 0 1 0 6 1 1 131
18 Carlton W 74 - 68 12 23 35 1 0 0 2 6 1 0 109
19 Fremantle W 47 - 137 16 29 45 8 0 0 0 2 3 0 156
20 Port Adelaide W 100 - 33 15 15 30 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 105
21 St Kilda W 76 - 146 9 26 35 5 0 2 0 4 1 0 118
22 North Melbourne W 76 - 85 14 14 28 2 0 0 3 7 1 1 102
23 Richmond W 164 - 51 12 25 37 5 0 1 0 4 2 1 131
W1 GWS Giants L 55 - 91 8 22 30 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 73
SF Adelaide Crows W 118 - 82 16 26 42 8 1 0 0 4 0 3 144
PF Geelong Cats W 60 - 97 10 15 25 2 0 0 3 8 0 1 90
GF Western Bulldogs L 67 - 89 14 20 34 5 0 0 0 6 3 0 139
TOTAL W: 19 - L: 7 315 472 787 67 1 20 26 139 20 9 2718

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 183
    • Kicks 11.1
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 26.3
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 95.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 29 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016
Disposals 45 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016
Marks 9 Geelong Cats Rd 7, 2015
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows SF, 2016
Tackles 13 GWS Giants Rd 3, 2016
Goals 3 Western Bulldogs GF, 2016
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 Sydney Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Sydney Swans 315 472 787 67 1 20 26 139 20 9 2718
2015 Sydney Swans 308 423 731 74 5 26 33 149 15 23 2633
2014 Sydney Swans 272 385 657 75 3 24 22 132 13 20 2398
2013 Sydney Swans 257 421 678 42 0 18 20 123 14 16 2289
2012 Sydney Swans 307 401 708 73 1 31 28 125 29 13 2577
2011 Sydney Swans 272 256 528 54 2 20 22 135 10 19 2065
2010 Sydney Swans 210 273 483 70 3 18 27 107 10 10 1824
2009 Hawthorn 65 129 194 31 1 4 10 42 4 5 718
2008 Hawthorn 17 24 41 12 0 1 2 13 0 0 182

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Debut – round 9, 2008 (Hawthorn v Melbourne)

Club Debut – round 1, 2010 (Sydney Swans v St Kilda)

50 games – round 14, 2011 (Sydney Swans v Collingwood)

100 games - round 15, 2013 (Sydney Swans v Melbourne)

 

Awards

AFL Awards

All-Australian
2012, 2014, 2016

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2012, 2015, 2016

Players’ Player award
2012, 2013, 2015

Best Player in Finals
2013 (joint)