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Kennedy the coaches pick

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy and defender Jake Lloyd both polled votes in the AFL Coaches’ Association’s Champion Player of the Year award in Thursday's loss to Richmond.

9:09am  Jul 3, 2018

Buddy, Joey set for inter-club

Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy are among a host of senior players set to feature in Friday’s inter-club practice match against GWS at Henson Park.

11:18am  Feb 21, 2018

Kennedy: Let's make it happen

Sydney Swans captain Josh Kennedy has implored his young playing group to grasp the opportunity that currently presents.

10:38am  Feb 21, 2018

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Breezey Minute - Kennedy

10:00am  Jul 3, 2019

Kennedy Post Match: R15, 2019

8:23pm  Jun 29, 2019

Power play - R7, 2019

10:25am  May 6, 2019

Senior List

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Josh P.
Kennedy

Height
189 cm
DOB
20-06-1988
Weight
97 kg
Debut
2008
Games
2019
19
Career
246
Goals
2019
7
Career
148
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1905
Avg
100
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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After leading the Swans to back-to-back finals campaigns as sole skipper in 2017 and 2018, the bullocking inside midfielder was joined by Luke Parker and Dane Rampe in a three-way co-captaincy structure for the 2019 season. Kennedy topped the Swans in clearances and contested possessions in 2018, and his blossoming combination with the likes of Parker, George Hewett and Isaac Heeney will again be key to the Swans’ success this year. The 30-year-old also notched his 200th game for the Swans in 2018, another compelling reminder of the journey he’s pathed on his own since putting family ties behind him to become a Swan ahead of season 2010.

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

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 12.3
    • Handballs 14.3
    • Disposals 26.5
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 6.6
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 100.3

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Handballs 24 Essendon Rd 16
Disposals 36 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Marks 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 10 GWS Giants Rd 20
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 23
AFL Fantasy 150 St Kilda Rd 23

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Western Bulldogs L 82 - 65 13 9 22 3 0 1 1 7 0 3 95
2 Adelaide Crows L 62 - 88 21 15 36 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 120
3 Carlton W 74 - 93 15 16 31 3 0 0 1 8 1 0 121
4 Melbourne L 78 - 100 8 16 24 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 84
5 Richmond L 89 - 67 12 17 29 3 0 1 1 5 1 0 103
6 GWS Giants L 79 - 120 15 17 32 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 107
7 Brisbane Lions L 103 - 81 19 12 31 2 0 1 1 9 1 0 127
8 Essendon W 77 - 72 11 13 24 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 104
9 North Melbourne W 72 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 Collingwood L 73 - 80 15 7 22 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 68
11 Geelong Cats L 85 - 63 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 West Coast Eagles W 116 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Hawthorn W 82 - 63 9 10 19 3 0 0 3 6 0 1 72
15 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 51 11 16 27 5 0 0 2 8 1 0 112
16 Essendon L 76 - 66 11 24 35 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 100
17 Carlton L 62 - 69 8 15 23 2 0 1 1 10 0 0 98
18 Fremantle L 52 - 51 7 16 23 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 94
19 Geelong Cats L 80 - 107 12 16 28 1 0 1 1 7 1 0 103
20 GWS Giants L 83 - 81 7 14 21 1 0 1 3 10 0 0 84
21 Port Adelaide L 103 - 56 13 11 24 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 81
22 Melbourne W 42 - 95 8 13 21 5 0 1 4 7 0 0 82
23 St Kilda W 109 - 64 18 14 32 5 0 5 0 9 2 0 150
TOTAL W: 8 - L: 14 233 271 504 52 0 16 21 126 7 9 1905

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 246
    • Kicks 11.2
    • Handballs 15.2
    • Disposals 26.4
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 5.3
    • Goals 0.6
    • AFL Fantasy 95.2

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 24 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 Fremantle Rd 9, 2018
AFL Fantasy 156 Fremantle Rd 19, 2016

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 Sydney Swans 233 271 504 52 0 16 21 126 7 9 1905
2018 Sydney Swans 250 334 584 55 0 25 22 113 10 12 2066
2017 Sydney Swans 248 344 592 52 0 20 28 103 16 6 2038
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

Gary Ayres Medal (Best player in finals)
2016

Club Awards

Best and Fairest
2012, 2015, 2016

Players’ Player award
2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

Best Player in Finals
2013 (joint)