Michael Kennedy (footballer, born 1967)

Michael James Kennedy (born 3 February 1967) is a former Australian rules football player who played for the Brisbane Bears in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Michael Kennedy
Personal information
Full name Michael James Kennedy
Date of birth (1967-02-03) 3 February 1967
Original team(s) Queanbeyan Tigers (ACTAFL)
Draft No. 41, 1987 national draft
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Position(s) Rover
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1988–90 Brisbane Bears (VFL) 23 (3)
1991–93 West Adelaide (SANFL) ? (?)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kennedy played his early football with Queanbeyan in the Australian Capital Territory Australian Football League (ACTAFL) and was an ACT representative at the 1988 Adelaide Bicentennial Carnival. Drafted by Brisbane at the 1987 VFL Draft, Kennedy made his senior VFL debut in 1988 against Collingwood Football Club and in all spent three seasons with Brisbane for 23 games.

Delisted by Brisbane at the end of the 1990 AFL season, Kennedy was recruited by South Australian National Football League (SANFL) club West Adelaide and made his senior SANFL debut in May 1991 and played a key role in West Adelaide's run to the 1991 SANFL Grand Final, where they lost in a spiteful match to North Adelaide Football Club.

Kennedy left West Adelaide and returned to Queanbeyan in 1994, winning the ACTAFL's Best and Fairest award, the Mulrooney Medal, in his first season. He was appointed Queanbeyan captain-coach in 1995, lasting one season before continuing in a playing capacity until his retirement in 1997.


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