Junior Clubs: Pennant Hills
Recruited from: NSW/ACT U18
Brownlow Votes: 55
Entering last season as a first-time All-Australian, Jack missed round one with a back complaint, but gradually built form to finish fourth in the Best and Fairest. A key component of club’s record-equalling 12-game winning streak through the middle of the year, the 27-year-old also moved past the 150-game milestone, earning life membership of the Swans.
Draft history: 2007 rookie elevation (Sydney).
His 2013 season was a super effort from Kieren, who had glandular fever last pre-season. To have the output he did through the year was pretty impressive and he handled his first year as co-captain really well.
His pre-season has been good and obviously a lot better than last pre-season, but that’s not hard! He’s our stand-out trainer for sure and he’s a good example for all the young guys.
We hope in 2014 that he can keep improving. Each year he’s gotten better and better and he’s so important to the side. Hopefully he can have a really consistent, healthy year.