The Swans, last year's Premiership runners-up, had a disastrous start to the 2017 campaign - losing six in a row to begin the season. 

The 2017 season is Kennedy's first as captain of the Swans, but things did not go exactly to plan right away. 

While the Swans have turned their season around and put themselves into a finals position, Kennedy opened up on the pressures of being captain.

"Absolutely I questioned myself, and I still am," he said on Wednesday.

"It's no different now to when we were 0-6, being a leader within the football club you're always questioning what you can do to help your teammates and what you can do to help the team.

"You question yourself and wonder if you're the right man for the job, and those questions were certainly asked, and were pretty pointed internally.

"But I'm quite fortunate to have a good support network around me outside the club, and from the board down, the coaching staff and my teammates made it pretty easy."

Sydney face Kennedy's former side Hawthorn on Friday night as the Swans search for a top-four spot.