John-Kennedy-Jr-1982.jpgBorn November 22, 1959
Recruited De La Salle College
Guernsey 34
Played 1979 – 1991
Debut Order 665
First Game Round 6, 1979
Last Game Round 5, 1991
Games 241 
Goals 211
Premierships 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989
Night Premierships 1985, 1986
Most Improved Player 1984
Most Determined Player 1986
Best Team Player 1987, 1990
State Representative 2
Life Member 1985
Assistant Coach 1994-1995
Board Member 1994-1996
PP&OA President 2008 - on

A player who over-came the problems of having a famous father, Club Legend, John Kennedy Snr. Recruited from De La Sale College, Kennedy Jnr established a fine reputation in his own right playing his first game aged 19.  He became an integral member of the all conquering Hawks playing a telling role in the Premierships of 1983, 1986, 1988 and 1989.  His own son, Josh Kennedy plays for the Sydney Swans and was a member of the Swans 2012 Premiership. 

A versatile, running player who was the ideal type for his era, he represented the State in 1984.  His career looked over in 1988 when a heartbeat irregularity sidelined him, but he fought back and was part of a flag side at the end of the season.  Not a flashy player, but had a purple patch in a 1984 game against Carlton when he kicked five of the Hawks’ 10 first quarter goals.

A committee Clubman, he returned to the coaching staff as an assistant to Peter Knights and as a member of the Board.  He became President of the Past Players and Officials Association in 2008 and has been an integral role in the welfare of his peer group for the last nine years.