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Carlton trade wrap

Get across all the news from Carlton's busy finish to the 2017 trade period.

3:51pm  Oct 19, 2017

Get to know: Matthew Kennedy

Here's everything you need to know about new Blue Matthew Kennedy.

2:07pm  Oct 19, 2017

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Matthew
Kennedy

Midfielder

Height
188 cm
DOB
06-04-1997
Weight
89 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
16
Career
19
Goals
2017
4
Career
7
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1101
Avg
69
MatthewKennedy

Player bio

At a glance

Junior clubs: Collingullie
AFL clubs: Carlton, GWS Giants
Debut: Round 13, 2016
Recruited from: Collingullie-Glenfield Park/GWS Giants
Brownlow votes: 
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Touted as a prolific ball-winner with strong hands, the GWS Academy product will be a welcome addition to the Blues' midfield in 2018. The 2015 first-round draft pick played 16 games in his third season at the Giants, averaging just over 17 disposals and nearly five tackles per game. With nearly half of his disposals contested possessions in 2017, it’s obvious Kennedy likes to win his own ball. His ability to run through the midfield and push up forward makes him a dangerous prospect for the opposition. Overhead marking is also a key trademark of his game, not to mention his continual courage to back into a pack and put his body on the line. 

Draft history: 2015 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (GWS Giants) No.13 overall.

Twitter: @Matt_Kennedy15

Instagram: @matt_kennedy07

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2017 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 7.4
    • Handballs 9.8
    • Disposals 17.2
    • Marks 3.3
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.6
    • Goals 0.3
    • AFL Fantasy 68.8

2017 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Handballs 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Disposals 28 West Coast Eagles Rd 10
Marks 6 Hawthorn Rd 16
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 5
Goals 2 Fremantle Rd 19
AFL Fantasy 97 Hawthorn Rd 16

2017 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Adelaide Crows L 147 - 91 5 9 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 50
2 Gold Coast Suns W 160 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 North Melbourne W 67 - 109 - - - - - - - - - - -
4 Port Adelaide W 112 - 81 8 8 16 1 0 1 2 8 0 1 71
5 Sydney Swans W 63 - 105 9 8 17 5 0 1 1 8 0 1 89
6 Western Bulldogs W 75 - 73 6 7 13 1 0 2 2 6 0 1 56
7 St Kilda L 108 - 85 10 12 22 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 90
8 Collingwood W 102 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
9 Richmond W 78 - 75 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 West Coast Eagles W 90 - 98 13 15 28 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 93
11 Essendon W 117 - 101 5 8 13 5 0 0 2 6 1 0 70
12 Carlton L 71 - 70 10 8 18 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 73
14 Brisbane Lions W 86 - 146 3 14 17 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 48
15 Geelong Cats D 68 - 68 2 12 14 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 42
16 Hawthorn D 97 - 97 11 14 25 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 97
17 Sydney Swans L 83 - 96 2 13 15 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 60
18 Richmond L 64 - 45 10 5 15 5 0 0 3 4 0 0 62
19 Fremantle W 98 - 86 6 9 15 5 0 1 1 2 2 0 69
20 Melbourne W 97 - 62 10 10 20 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 77
21 Western Bulldogs W 57 - 105 9 4 13 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 54
22 West Coast Eagles W 81 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Geelong Cats L 103 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 Adelaide Crows L 84 - 48 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF West Coast Eagles W 125 - 58 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Richmond L 103 - 67 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 8 - D: 2 119 156 275 52 0 7 17 73 4 4 1101

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 19
    • Kicks 6.9
    • Handballs 9.1
    • Disposals 16.0
    • Marks 3.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.1
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 64.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2017
Handballs 15 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2017
Disposals 28 West Coast Eagles Rd 10, 2017
Marks 6 Hawthorn Rd 16, 2017
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 Sydney Swans Rd 5, 2017
Goals 3 Essendon Rd 13, 2016
AFL Fantasy 97 Hawthorn Rd 16, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2017 GWS Giants 119 156 275 52 0 7 17 73 4 4 1101
2016 GWS Giants 12 17 29 6 0 1 2 5 3 1 122

Legend

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