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Adam Kennedy

#40   GWS Giants
Age: 31yr 11mth    Games: 153     Born: July 12, 1992     Origin: Western Jets
Height: 183cm     Weight: 80kg     Position: Defender, Forward
Drafted: Round 1, Pick #14 2023 Rookie Draft by GWS Giants
Supercoach Price: $145,800   Supercoach Profile
AFL Fantasy Price: $484,000   AFL Fantasy Profile
Contract Status: UFA at the end of 2024   AFL Player Contracts
Status: Hamstring injury, Expected return: 1 week   AFL Injury List
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Adam Kennedy Biography

Wednesday, 22 November 2023
GWS select Adam Kennedy with pick No.14 in the 2023 Rookie Draft.
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Adam Kennedy is set to be sidelined for up to five months after undergoing a shoulder reconstruction.
Friday, 13 September 2019
When Adam Kennedy runs onto the Gabba in Saturday's semi-final to take on Brisbane, he will set a personal record for games played in a single season.

It's a milestone that looked out of reach earlier in 2019 when he experienced an elevated heart rate and was sent to the hospital.

"I feel great now, but it was a bizarre situation. I had a small procedure where they put some wires up my leg and went in through my heart and played around with it, so that was a weird thing to go through," Kennedy said.

"The doctors looked at that and thought they might see something, but they were happy with how everything looked, and that gave me some peace of mind.

"I had a good chat with the doc and he told me that these things can happen, and it could be a one-off, but he was confident it wouldn't happen again."

Saturday, 20 July 2019
Adam Kennedy is taken to hospital for a precautionary check-up after suffering an elevated heart rate.

Kennedy had 18 possessions in the first half of the reserves at Giants Stadium, but reported to medical staff that he was feeling unwell at the main break.

"It's something we're not going to take lightly," GWS coach Leon Cameron said.

"We've got to see where it came from and how it happened. We're confident he's going to be right, but we'll wait and see early in the week."

Sunday, 12 May 2019
On the eve of this 100th game, Adam Kennedy admits his AFL journey hasn't been easy.

The 26-year-old speedster started with a 28-possession, 11-mark debut in the Giants' first ever AFL match and played 54 games in his first three seasons, but injuries and a squeeze for spots in the talented GWS line-up saw his career progression stall.

But Kennedy has been a staple in the Giants' best 22 since he returned from a knee reconstruction in round 17 last year, and had his milestone match which comes against Hawthorn at the MCG circled on the calendar this season.

"I'd be lying if I'd said I hadn't been thinking about it, because it's been a bit of a rollercoaster," he said.

"But to play 100 games is pretty special after being an original Giant and playing in the first ever game, it's pretty cool."

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Adam Kennedy signs a two-year contract extension to remain at the Giants until the end of 2022.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Dustin Martin will miss one match after having his two-match ban for his elbow to the back of Adam Kennedy's head downgraded to being deemed as low impact.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Heath Shaw is ruled out for the rest of the 2018 season with a medial ligament knee injury that will side him for three or four months.

Shaw suffered the injury against Adelaide in the teams' clash in Canberra when teammate Adam Kennedy fell across his left leg.

Saturday, 10 June 2017
Adam Kennedy signs a three-year contract extension after fearing a season-ending knee injury would also end his time at the club.

Kennedy, 24, had been in positive discussions with Greater Western Sydney early this season about securing a new deal, but he was concerned the goalposts might have moved after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the round seven loss to St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

"Just before I did my knee I started (negotiations with) the club and they said they want to keep me on, which I was over the moon about because I love the club; and then after I did my knee, I was a little bit worried and so was my family, being (the) last year of (my) contract," Kennedy said.

"But the Giants pretty much got straight on the phone and said, 'Mate, nothing's changed we want you for another three years.'

"It just shows what type of club this is. Obviously I'm out for the year and we've got a lot of guys signing on, and for them not to forget about me you do play things (out) in your head it makes me feel at home."

Saturday, 6 May 2017
Adam Kennedy will miss the rest of the season after it was confirmed he ruptured the ACL in his left knee.

approach his rehabilitation with the same diligence and energy that he does every other aspect of his football," GWS head of athletic performance David Joyce said.

"He's a really popular member of the playing group and the whole club is right behind him."

Friday, 5 May 2017
GWS fears defender Adam Kennedy may have torn his anterior cruciate ligament the Giants' loss to St Kilda.

The defender landed awkwardly on his left leg during a marking contest in the Giants' shock 23-point loss, with his knee twisting inwards.

He spent the rest of the term on the sidelines as the GWS medical staff put his knee through a full range of tests, including several ACL tests. Kennedy tried to stand up, but his knee buckled underneath him.

The 24-year-old limped down the race with the doctor and did not return.

"That's life. He's probably one of our most popular players and he was in really good form," GWS coach Leon Cameron said.

"We'll confirm that on Sunday. It's not looking great."

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Defenders Adam Kennedy and Nick Haynes and ruckman Rory Lobb, who were all coming off contract at the end of next season, have extended their deals with the Giants until the end of 2017.

"Rory, Nick and Adam have shown great faith in the club and it's a further endorsement of the strong culture we have here at the Giants," chief executive Dave Matthews said.

Saturday, 24 March 2012
Adam Kennedy makes his AFL debut for GWS at Stadium Australia with 28 disposals (17 kicks and 11 handballs), 11 marks and 2 tackles in a 63-point loss to Sydney.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Greater Western Sydney has signed Casey Scorpions defender Tim Mohr and young midfielder Adam Kennedy.

"He's a strong key position defender who can play centre half back or full back and that is a big asset for us," GWS national list and recruitment manager Stephen Silvagni said of Mohr.

"Adam was very unlucky not to have been picked up in last year's draft. To his credit he dealt with that setback and focused on working hard this year to again prove his ability as an over age player in the TAC Cup competition. He's a natural leader," Silvagni added on Kennedy.

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