John Kennedy, Jr. (Australian footballer)

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John Kennedy, Jr.
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-11-22) 22 November 1959 (age 55)
Original team De La Salle (VAFA)
Height/Weight 190 cm / 91 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1991 Hawthorn 241 (211)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1991 season.
Career highlights
  • 4x Hawthorn Premiership Player: (1983, 1986, 1988, 1989)

John "Kanga" Kennedy, Jr. (born 22 November 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer, the son of former Hawthorn footballer and Coach John Kennedy Sr and the father of Josh Kennedy, who plays for the Sydney Swans. [1]

Kennedy is a four-time Premiership player with the Hawthorn. In 1993 Kennedy was appointed as Assistant Coach to Peter Knights at the Hawks. In 1995 Kennedy was elected to the board of directors of the Hawthorn Football Club. He is no longer a member.

Kennedy played a total of 241 games for the Hawthorn FC,[1] placing him 11th in the list of most club matches in Hawthorn history at the end of the 2005 season. [2]


  1. ^ a b Robinson, Mark (10 October 2009). "Josh Kennedy move the end of a family dynasty at Hawthorn". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
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