Hawthorn will honour John Kennedy Snr by donning the club’s gold Legends guernsey for this Sunday’s match against North Melbourne.
Kennedy was elevated to Australian Football Legend status earlier this month, in recognition of a lifetime of service to the brown and gold that included three premierships as coach and four best and fairest awards as a player.
He is widely recognised for having laid the foundations of the strong family culture the Hawthorn Football Club knows today.
Given Kennedy also spent five years as coach of the Kangaroos, the club saw this weekend’s game as a fitting opportunity to further celebrate the champion.
The jumper, unveiled ahead of the 2019 season, is the first iteration of a collectable Legends series, with each of the eight Hawthorn club legends set to be honoured in the coming years.
The guernsey is inspired by a former Mayblooms’ guernsey – gold, emblazoned with a brown ‘V’ shaped panel - worn by the club in 1933.
Most recently, the Hawks wore the Guernsey for their final home and away clash of 2019 - a 38-point victory over the Eagles.