John Kennedy Jr. (footballer)

John "Kanga" Kennedy Jr. (born 22 November 1959) is a former Australian rules footballer, the son of former Hawthorn footballer and coach John Kennedy Sr. and the father of Josh Kennedy, who plays for the Sydney Swans.[1]

John Kennedy Jr.
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-11-22) 22 November 1959
Original team(s) De La Salle (VAFA)
Debut Round 6, 1979, Hawthorn
vs. Carlton, at Princes Park
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1979–1991 Hawthorn 241 (211)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Kennedy was a four-time premiership player for Hawthorn. In 1993, Kennedy was appointed as Assistant Coach to Peter Knights at the Hawks. In 1995, Kennedy was elected to the board of directors of the Hawthorn Football Club. He is no longer a member.

Kennedy played a total of 241 games for the Hawthorn FC,[1] placing him 11th in the list of most club matches in Hawthorn history at the end of the 2005 season.[2]

Kennedy is of Italian descent through his maternal grandparents.[3]


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