Josh P. Kennedy

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For other people named Josh Kennedy, see Josh Kennedy (disambiguation).
Josh Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Joshua P. Kennedy
Date of birth (1988-06-20) 20 June 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Melbourne, Victoria
Original team Sandringham Dragons (TAC Cup)
Draft #40 (F/S), 2006 National Draft
Hawthorn
Height/Weight 188cm / 96kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current club Sydney
Number 12
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008–2009
2010–
Total
Hawthorn
Sydney
013 0(4)
111 (71)
124 (75)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 12, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Joshua P. "Josh" Kennedy (born 20 June 1988) is an Australian rules footballer in the Australian Football League. He currently plays for the Sydney Swans.

AFL career[edit]

Hawthorn[edit]

Kennedy finished Year 12 studies at Xavier College in Kew, Victoria in 2006 having also played for Ashburton Football Club as a youngster. In mid-2006 it was announced that he would be recruited in the 2006 AFL Draft by the Hawthorn Football Club for the 2007 season, under the father-son rule. Kennedy is the son of John Kennedy Jr., a former Hawthorn player and grandson of John Kennedy, Sr., an Australian Football Hall of Fame member.[1]

Sydney Swans[edit]

Since arriving at the Swans, Kennedy has played 108 games in a row as of Round 11, 2014. This is the longest active streak of most games in a row.

2010 Season[edit]

In late 2009, Kennedy was offered a three-year deal by the Sydney Swans. Kennedy accepted the offer, as the Swans' offered him more opportunity to play senior football than Hawthorn, who had many players similar to Kennedy.[2] He was traded to the Swans along with teammate Ben McGlynn for 2009 AFL Draft picks 39, 46 and 70.[3] Kennedy capped a fantastic year by finishing 3rd in the Sydney Swans Best & Fairest, behind winner Kieren Jack and runner-up Shane Mumford. Kennedy was also awarded the Paul Roos Award for best player in the finals series.[4]

2011 Season[edit]

Kennedy followed up his outstanding debut year in Sydney with another very consistent season in 2011. Despite a relatively slow start, Kennedy hit top form in the 2nd half of the year to finish equal 2nd with Rhyce Shaw in the Bob Skilton Medal (behind winner Adam Goodes). Kennedy further enhanced his growing reputation around the league with 2 more outstanding performances in the Swans' finals games against St.Kilda and Hawthorn.

2012 Season[edit]

Kennedy had his most consistent year earning himself his first All-Australian team selection.[5] Kennedy won the Brett Kirk Medal in round one.[6] Kennedy polled in equal eighth place in the Brownlow Medal, with 19 votes - the most of any Sydney player. He played in Sydney's Grand Final winning team, where he had 26 disposals and kicked two goals.[7] He also won the Sydney Best & Fairest (Bob Skilton Medal) with (877) votes to win by a massive 172 votes from 2nd Ted Richards (705) and 3rd Ryan O'Keefe (701), managing to consistently poll votes in each round.[8]

Playing Statistics[edit]

[9]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Denotes seasons in which Kennedy won an AFL Premiership
Led the league for the Season only*
Led the league after finals only*
Led the league after Season and Finals*

*10 games required to be eligible.


Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2008 Hawthorn 36 3 0 0 17 24 41 12 13 0.0 0.0 5.7 8.0 13.7 4.0 4.3
2009 Hawthorn 32 10 4 5 65 129 194 31 42 0.4 0.5 6.5 12.9 19.4 3.1 4.2
2010 Sydney 12 24 10 10 210 272 482 70 107 0.4 0.4 8.8 11.3 20.1 2.9 4.5
2011 Sydney 12 24 10 19 272 256 528 54 135 0.4 0.8 11.3 10.7 22.0 2.3 5.6
2012 Sydney 12 25 29 13 307 401 708 73 125 1.2 0.5 12.3 16.0 28.3 2.9 5.0
2013 Sydney 12 25 14 16 257 421 678 42 123 0.6 0.6 10.3 16.8 27.1 1.7 4.9
2014 Sydney 12 15 10 14 177 266 443 47 101 0.7 0.9 11.8 17.7 29.5 3.1 6.7
Career 126 77 77 1305 1769 3074 329 646 0.6 0.6 10.4 14.0 24.4 2.6 6.7

Honours and achievements[edit]

Brownlow Medal votes
Season Votes
2008
2009
2010
2011 3
2012 19
2013 14
Total 36
Key:
Green / Bold = Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boulton, Martin (20 July 2006). "Bloodline runs true as a third-generation Kennedy takes his place at Hawthorn". The Age. 
  2. ^ Niall, Jake (30 September 2009). "Favourite Hawk may leave nest". The Age. 
  3. ^ "Kennedy and McGlynn to Swans". 8 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Kieren Jack: 2010 Club Champion". 
  5. ^ Cordy, Neil (18 September 2012). "All-Australian selection complements career turnarounds by Swans Josh Kennedy and Ted Richards". The Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ Kogoy, Peter (24 March 2012). "Small leap for AFL's Giant experiment in derby 1". The Australian. 
  7. ^ Sam Lienert and John Salvado (29 September 2012). "Sydney Swans outlast favourites Hawthorn in classic grand final to claim the 2012 AFL premiership". 
  8. ^ "Sydney Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy emphatically claims first Bob Skilton medal after superb season". 5 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Josh P. Kennedy's player profile at AFL Tables

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