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, placing him 11th in the list of most club matches in Hawthorn history at the end of the 2005 season.