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Six Swans poll votes

Six Swans, led by Ben McGlynn and Josh Kennedy, polled votes against Fremantle in the AFLCA award

2:46pm  Apr 22, 2014

Leaders looking to lift

Jarrad McVeigh and Josh Kennedy said when games are on the line, the leaders have needed to do more

12:49pm  Apr 1, 2014

Kennedy’s consistency continues

Josh Kennedy will play his 100th consecutive and accumulative game for the Swans this weekend

3:08pm  Mar 25, 2014

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Josh
Kennedy

Height
188 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
96 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2014
5
Career
116
Goals
2014
1
Career
68
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
501
Avg
100
JoshKennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: East Sandringham
Debut: 2008
Recruited from: Sandringham U18/Hawthorn
Brownlow Votes: 36

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It is a sign of Kennedy’s extraordinary consistency that a season when he played every game for the fourth consecutive year and averaged 27 disposals and five tackles was considered a slightly down campaign for the outstanding midfielder. 

He experienced a minor dip in form late in the year, but bounced back superbly to share the club award for best finals player with Jarrad McVeigh and finish top three in the best and fairest for the fourth successive year. 

His goalkicking was a little down, he managed 14.16 after last year’s 29.13, but he remains one of the AFL’s best players – particularly around the stoppages – and a vital member of the Swans’ engine room.

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

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

2014 Coaches Call

His 2013 season was just another super year. He’s ‘Mr Consistency’ and he plays well in big games. He really is a pleasure to watch and certainly was in 2013.

His pre-season has been really good. He’s fit, he’s had a good break and he’s ready to go. He had a big workload last year so we’re slowly building him up because the bulk of his work will be in games, not in pre-season.

We hope in 2014 he can continue to get better. It’s hard to think that he will improve given his form in the last couple of years, but we think he can. We think Joey will be super again for us this year as he has been since he got here.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 5
    • Kicks 11.6
    • Handballs 18.2
    • Disposals 29.8
    • Marks 2.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.4
    • Tackles 5.6
    • Goals 0.2
    • AFL Fantasy 100.2

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 15 North Melbourne Rd 4
Handballs 25 Fremantle Rd 5
Disposals 38 Fremantle Rd 5
Marks 4 Fremantle Rd 5
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 4
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 4
Goals 1 Fremantle Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 123 Fremantle Rd 5

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 GWS Giants L 99 - 67 12 10 22 2 0 2 1 5 0 2 83
2 Collingwood L 69 - 89 10 18 28 2 0 1 1 7 0 1 99
3 Adelaide Crows W 71 - 134 8 20 28 1 1 1 2 5 0 0 83
4 North Melbourne L 48 - 91 15 18 33 1 1 2 2 8 0 0 113
5 Fremantle W 92 - 75 13 25 38 4 0 2 0 3 1 2 123
6 Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
8 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
13 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
15 GWS Giants - - - - - - - - - - -
16 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
21 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 2 - L: 3 58 91 149 10 2 8 6 28 1 5 501

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 116
    • Kicks 10.2
    • Handballs 13.7
    • Disposals 24.0
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 4.9
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 87.6

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 23 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Handballs 29 Melbourne Rd 15, 2013
Disposals 40 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012
Marks 8 Fremantle Rd 2, 2012
Hit-outs 1 North Melbourne Rd 4, 2014
Tackles 12 Geelong Cats Rd 23, 2011
Goals 3 Melbourne Rd 8, 2012
AFL Fantasy 153 Collingwood Rd 20, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2014 Sydney Swans 58 91 149 10 2 8 6 28 1 5 501
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

Premiership side
2012

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2012

Players’ Player award
2012

Best Player in Finals
2013 (joint)

Brownlow Medal

2013 votes 14; career votes 36.