Getting to know...Ben Kennedy

Goalkeeper Ben Kennedy has high hopes for the Newcastle Jets in the upcoming 2011/2012 A-League season. After a successful and undefeated pre-season to date, Kennedy says a win against Sydney, and the possible inclusion of their star recruit Brett Emerton in the game, would be icing on the cake for Newcastle’s pre-season.

Goalkeeper Ben Kennedy has high hopes for the Newcastle Jets in the upcoming 2011/2012 A-League season. After a successful and undefeated pre-season to date, Kennedy says a win against Sydney, and the possible inclusion of their star recruit Brett Emerton in the game, would be icing on the cake for Newcastle-s pre-season.

A born and bred Novocastrian, Ben is feeling enthusiastic over the way the community has responded to the Jet-s Membership campaign so far, and is looking forward to getting out onto the field in-front of Members and supporters, and making the Hunter proud.

“With our membership numbers nudging the 7,500 mark it will be great to play home games and to hear our Members and supporters cheering us on. It should really give us that lift and the energy to play our best football.”

Earlier this week, we sat down with Ben to chat…

FULL NAME: Ben Kennedy

BIRTHPLACE: Newcastle

AGE: 24

NICKNAME: BK

PREVIOUS CLUBS: Broadmeadow Magic

REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS: AUS Under 20-s; AUS Under 23-s

TEAM HONOURS: 2007/2008 A-League Champions with Newcastle Jets

CHILDHOOD FOOTBALL HERO: Messi and Mark Bosnich

SUPERSTITIONS: Right boot on first

TYPICAL MATCH DAY MEAL: Chicken and pasta

FAVOURITE FOODS: Anything with chicken!

HOBBIES: Video Games - Call of Duty

FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: Port Douglass

FAVOURITE TV SHOW/S: The Big Bang Theory and Friends

FAVOURITE MUSIC: Ministry of Sound

FAVOURITE FILM: Shawshank Redemption

BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON CAREER: My Father

WHICH PERSON IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO MEET?: Indian Cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket.