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Adam
Kennedy

Height
182 cm
DOB
12-07-1992
Weight
80 kg
Debut
2012
Games
2019
10
Career
102
Goals
2019
1
Career
9
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
676
Avg
68
AdamKennedy

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Melton 
Debut: 2012
Recruited From: Melton/Western U18
Brownlow Votes: -
Community Ambassador: Willoughby

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Player Bio

Melton’s Adam Kennedy joined the GIANTS from the Western Jets in 2011 after being overlooked in the 2010 draft. The defender made an outstanding AFL debut in round one, 2012 collecting 28 disposals and taking 11 marks and has gone on to be a key member of the GIANTS' defence. A hard-running defender, who can also play on the wing, Kennedy suffered a season-ending knee in round seven, 2017. He returned with a bang in round 17, 2018 and didn’t miss a game for the rest of the year.‚Äč

Returned from a knee reconstruction brilliantly in the middle of last year and, after some outstanding form in the NEAFL, stepped into senior footy to play the last nine games of the season. Kennedy’s speed as a small defender was crucial with Zac Williams and Heath Shaw missing at different times late last year and his willingness to take the game on from the back half gave the GIANTS’ defence another offensive weapon to help Lachie Whitfield. The dasher is also capable of playing on a wing and this year could see him play up the ground or be used to alternate with Whitfield and Williams across half-back.

Looked to have cemented a permanent spot in the GIANTS defence when he opened last season with six solid games, but ruptured his ACL against St Kilda in round seven and missed the rest of the year. Kennedy has speed and carries the ball well, so will be looking to step back into the side this year with Nathan Wilson’s departure. Should be right to play early in the regular season if his rehabilitation goes according to plan. Has also spent time on a wing where he uses his pace to advantage, but it’s across half-back where he’s best suited.

The small defender was a valuable player in the first 10 games of last year, but played just five more after the mid-season bye and couldn't hold his spot for finals. Kennedy's pace is his biggest asset, but while he starred at NEAFL level and averaged 23.6 possessions as a running half-back and midfielder, opportunities were scarce. Coming into his sixth season, Kennedy will be hoping for more consistent senior opportunities in 2017.

A fixture in the side over the previous three seasons, Kennedy found opportunities hard to come by in 2015 and played just seven senior games. The small defender couldn't transfer his quality form from the NEAFL. Will need to add offensive tools to his game if he is to play regularly in 2016.

The young defender’s stocks continue to rise, playing another 20 games last season to sit fifth on the club’s list with 54 to his name. Able to shut down some of the game’s premier small forwards, he can also move into the midfield and find his own ball, averaging more than 16 possessions a game.

Kennedy is developing into a reliable member of the GIANTS’ backline, adding 19 games last year to the 15 he managed in his rookie campaign. Averaging 14 disposals and four marks an outing, he has been given some big defensive assignments and can move through the midfield.

Lacking the profile of some of his teammates entering 2012, Kennedy did enough to line-up against the Sydney Swans in round one. No less than 28 possessions in that game then brought him plenty of attention. Kennedy would play 15 games for the year and while he suffered a lull midway through the season, he impressed all with his disposal, running ability and decision-making.

An elite athlete with great running ability, Kennedy joins the GIANTS as a mature-age player who previously nominated for the NAB AFL Draft in 2010. Selected in the Vic Metro side in the 2011 National Carnival, he also captained the Western Jets in the TAC Cup.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 10
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 5.2
    • Disposals 16.6
    • Marks 6.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.2
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 67.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Handballs 7 Fremantle Rd 5
Disposals 23 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Marks 10 West Coast Eagles Rd 2
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 4 Hawthorn Rd 8
Goals 1 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 93 West Coast Eagles Rd 2

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Essendon W 112 - 40 12 4 16 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 63
2 West Coast Eagles L 104 - 52 17 6 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 93
3 Richmond W 125 - 76 13 6 19 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 76
4 Geelong Cats W 75 - 79 11 5 16 8 0 0 1 3 0 0 76
5 Fremantle L 82 - 106 13 7 20 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 69
6 Sydney Swans W 79 - 120 13 4 17 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 69
7 St Kilda W 114 - 70 5 5 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 34
8 Hawthorn L 71 - 38 9 6 15 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 70
9 Carlton W 138 - 45 12 5 17 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 81
10 Melbourne W 68 - 94 9 4 13 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 45
11 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows - - - - - - - - - - -
13 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Essendon - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Hawthorn - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Western Bulldogs - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Gold Coast Suns - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 7 - L: 3 114 52 166 61 0 2 3 12 1 0 676

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 102
    • Kicks 8.3
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 14.9
    • Marks 4.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.7
    • Goals 0.1
    • AFL Fantasy 58.3

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 West Coast Eagles Rd 2, 2019
Handballs 15 Carlton Rd 10, 2013
Disposals 28 Sydney Swans Rd 1, 2012
Marks 12 West Coast Eagles Rd 8, 2014
Hit-outs 1 Melbourne Rd 23, 2015
Tackles 6 Gold Coast Suns Rd 2, 2017
Goals 2 Carlton Rd 20, 2018
AFL Fantasy 116 Sydney Swans Rd 1, 2012

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2019 GWS Giants 114 52 166 61 0 2 3 12 1 0 676
2018 GWS Giants 95 55 150 49 0 3 3 20 2 0 628
2017 GWS Giants 44 47 91 26 0 6 10 18 0 0 352
2016 GWS Giants 120 95 215 70 0 8 8 20 2 1 837
2015 GWS Giants 56 49 105 35 1 4 0 6 0 0 400
2014 GWS Giants 180 148 328 97 0 3 6 39 3 2 1288
2013 GWS Giants 139 121 260 71 0 12 14 35 1 1 989
2012 GWS Giants 101 106 207 51 0 9 3 27 0 1 777

Legend

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AFL Fantasy points

History

Draft History

Previous draft nominee (GIANTS)

Player Honours

NEAFL AWARDS

NEAFL Premiership 2016