PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 30: Adam Kennedy of the Giants in action during the round two AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Greater Western Giants at Optus Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

Foundation Giants defender Adam Kennedy has re-committed to the club, signing a two-year extension to remain in the orange and charcoal until 2024.

The Giants signed Kennedy as a 19-year-old ahead of the club's inaugural season in 2012 after not being selected in the 2010 Draft.

Since then, Kennedy has played 143 games for the Giants in over 11 years of service and has featured 13 times this year in the backline after missing the opening rounds of the season.

A true servant of the club, the Giants have rewarded the hard-working defender with a new deal, much to Kennedy's delight.

"I'm absolutely stoked to be sticking around for another two years," Kennedy told gwsgiants.com.au.

"The last few years have looked a bit different for everyone, and I think coming into this season - whether it was because of form or injuries - I wasn't really sure what my future looked like.

"But now, to have got some consistent footy under my belt, and see my form back at a level that the coaches are happy with, I've been happy with how the year has gone for me personally.

"Obviously from a team point of view we'd love to have had more success and a few more wins, but I'm happy to be sticking with the club, and to keep building towards finals footy in the future."

After missing a large chunk of 2021 due to injury, Kennedy has now settled down back for the Giants and paid tribute to new backline coach Craig Jennings for rebuilding his confidence in defence.

"As soon as I knew about the deal, I texted some close family and friends and Jenno (Craig Jennings) is one person I wanted to tell straight away," Kennedy said.

"I've always had the belief that my best can hold up against the best, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I had a few doubts about where I was at, at the start of this year.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 07: Adam Kennedy of the Giants handballs during the round seven AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Domain Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

"I didn't know what position I'd be this year because I've played a little bit half-forward and on the wing, but in the end I've found myself down back and he's really welcomed me down there, and really built my belief back up about my game.

"To only come in eight months ago and already have the connection he has with his players, he's definitely one person I reached out to first because of how positive and beneficial he's been for not just me, but for all the backs this year."

As one of six remaining foundation players at the club, Kennedy said he's proud to have been a part of the club's growth since its inception and his overall time at the club.

"Being an 'OG' of the club is something I hold really close to my heart. To see where we started from, you hear a lot of the older players say it, how far the club has come," he said.

"The development of the whole club is something I've loved seeing and being a part of, and it's something I want to see keep happening - for us to get bigger and better - and I think we're in a really strong position to do that.

"I don't think I'll ever be that guy giving orders, or standing up in front of the group, I'm not really that type of leader.

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"I'd like to think the relationships I build and having good honest chats, especially with our younger boys, that maybe I can pass on a little bit of knowledge that way.

"When I look back, I want to know that the club is in a better spot than it was a few years ago, or even now. Every year I want to keep improving myself, and improving where the club is at, and by helping some of the younger guys I think that's an area where I can do that."

Kennedy missed the Giants clash against the Lions last week due to concussion but is expected to be available to face the Blues at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 pm AEST.