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Star Eagles forward keeps quiet on new deal

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Josh Kennedy of the Eagles looks on during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Domain Stadium on March 20, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Josh Kennedy has no intention of leaving West Coast

DUAL Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy has quietly recommitted to West Coast until the end of 2019.

Kennedy had previously been contracted until the end of 2017 when he was due to become a free agent, but AFL.com.au understands the spearhead re-signed a new two-year deal during last season.

The two-time All Australian preferred not to publicise the contract extension, so the Eagles did not announce it.

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Kennedy, 29, has kicked 439 goals in 166 games for West Coast since crossing from Carlton in the 2007 trade period as part of an exchange for then-Eagles captain Chris Judd.

He is coming off two consecutive Coleman Medals and All Australian selections, having followed his 2015 haul of 80 goals with a career-high 82 last season.

Kennedy has led the Eagles' goalkicking for the past six seasons barring 2012 when injury restricted him to nine games.

The No.4 pick in the 2005 NAB AFL Draft, the West Australian played 22 games in two seasons with Carlton.