The Campbelltown-born defender made the switch to the Academy Stadium after a season on the books of fellow Barclays FA Women’s Super League side Tottenham Hotspur, which had been initially a loan deal before she signed a permanent deal with Spurs in January.
A versatile figure who is also capable of playing in midfield, the 26-year-old had spent the majority of her career so far in her native Australia with the likes of Sydney FC, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory alongside stints in America with Western New York Flash and Orlando Pride.
She also enjoyed a season on loan at fellow CFG club Melbourne City in the W-League.
A seasoned international for her homeland too having made her debut for the Matildas in 2012 against New Zealand, she reached a century of caps in October 2021 and has featured for them in several tournaments including the last two FIFA Women’s World Cups.
Kennedy has also been a part of Australia’s women’s football teams at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, recently helping them to a fourth-place finish in Tokyo.
The Australian put pen to paper on a two-year contract with City that will see her remain at the Academy Stadium until the summer of 2023, with her wearing the No.33 shirt.