Captain Kennedy likely to extend with the Swans

Sydney Swans co-captain Josh Kennedy is likely to extend his stay with the Swans for another year, with a one-year contract offer on the table.

The signing of club-captain would be a major boost to the Swans impressive start to the season, already riding high on successive wins against Brisbane and Adelaide, and wildly exceeding expectations with an outstanding crop of young players.

Kennedy qualifies as a free agent for the Swans this year, but the veteran is already in discussions with the club to extend his stay beyond 2021.

The 33-year-old premiership midfielder gathered 27 disposals on the weekend in the Swans' win against Adelaide, and has provided a guiding influence for the young midfield.

Kennedy has had an outstanding career with the Swans, and has been a mainstay in the midfield since crossing from Hawthorn in 2009, playing 247 games and being awarded with 3 All Australians (2012, 2014, 2016) in Sydney's AFL Grand Final seasons, and is a 3-time Bob Skilton medalist (2012, 2015, 2016).

Son of legendary Hawthorn player John Kennedy Jnr, Kennedy broke the family norm of three generations of Kennedy's to taste premiership success at Hawthorn, to join Sydney after limited opportunities, and was influential in the clubs' 2012 AFL Grand Final success.

Kennedy has been club captain since 2016, and co-captain since 2019, sharing the role with Luke Parker and Dane Rampe.

Tom McCartin is also understood to be signing a 2-year contract extension with the club.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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