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Kennedy wins Swans' best and fairest

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Sydney midfielder Josh Kennedy has continued his amazing record in the AFL club's best and fairest award by winning the Bob Skilton Medal for the third time.

Kennedy polled a club record 922 votes to clinch back-to-back medals and shade midfield colleague Dan Hannebery (913) and key defender Heath Grundy (865).

Brownlow Medal runner-up Luke Parker (834) won a tight battle for fourth ahead of two other All-Australian representatives Dane Rampe (833) and Lance Franklin (827).

It was Kennedy's seventh top-three finish in the count in as many seasons with Sydney.

He tallied the most contested possessions and clearances of any AFL player in 2016 and finished second in total disposals behind Hannebery.

It capped of another superb season for the 28-year-old ball winner who won the inaugural Gary Ayres Medal for the player of the finals series and earned a third All-Australian guernsey

Kennedy and Grundy shared their club's award for the best Swans player in the finals.

Star forward Franklin won the Swans players' player award and emerging defender Aliir Aliir, who missed the grand final through injury, was named the club's most improved player.

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