Adam Kennedy was recruited by the GWS Giants during the 2011 NAB AFL Draft. Kennedy was initially overlooked in the 2010 draft despite being a large player in the National Championships for Vic Metro and the captain of the Western Jets. However, once drafted the following year, Kennedy proved his worth.
The defender proved his worth for the Giants as he debuted for the side in the opening round of his debut season in 2012. With 28 disposals and 11 marks, Kennedy made an outstanding impression on the team and followed with a further 14 games for the season. The following two seasons, Kennedy played 19 and 20 games respectively, becoming a stalwart defender. Through this time, Kennedy was renown for playing on some of the greatest small forwards in the competition whilst also being played through the midfield.
Unfortunately 2015 did not hold the same fate for Kennedy as he only managed to play the 7 senior games. However, he successfully rebounded in 2016 and found much improved form from his 15 senior appearances. In 2017, Kennedy showed great promise again however tragically was struck down after he tore his ACL in Round 7. Yet, much to Kennedy’s surprise and delight, the Giants showed their faith in the growing utility, signing him until the end of the 2020 season.
2018 saw Kennedy return from his ACL in the second half of the year where he managed nine senior games, showing that he still possessed his ball winning ability and competitive spirit. With a full pre-season under his belt Kennedy will be looking to build toward a big 2019 season.