Sydney Announce Josh Kennedy As New Captain

Sydney have scrapped their co-captains system and instead have made midfielder Josh Kennedy as captain for the 2017 AFL Season.

He will replace Kieran Jack and Jarrad McVeigh after both stood down from the roles.

This will be the first time since 2005 where Sydney will have a stand alone skipper.

The 28 year old Kennedy has played 183 games and has been an important member of the Swans midfield since his move from Hawthorn back in 2010.

He had a great 2026 season including a strong showing in the finals series which was awarded with his third best-and-fairest award.

Kennedy leads by example on the ground with his toughness and contested ball winning around the stoppages so it is a great choice to name him skipper.

With the Swans expected to be fighting for a premiership next season after making the Grand Final last season, Kennedy could well be the next premiership captain at Sydney.

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