The experienced midfielder joined Pools on trial at the start of the 2019/20 pre-season and did enough to earn a contract with the Club.
Kennedy was released after four-and-a-half years with Carlisle United, where his dependable performances had seen him become a huge fans’ favourite.
A reliable presence in the engine room with an intelligent football brain and the ability to pop up with his fair share of goals, Craig Hignett was keen to add Kennedy to his ranks ahead of the campaign.
He proved his fitness with Pools during a rigorous warm-up campaign, having missed the majority of 2017/18 due to a troublesome back injury that required an intricate operation.
A former Middlesbrough youngster who came through the ranks to make a handful of Premier League appearances, Kennedy has almost 500 senior games under his belt having gone on to play for Darlington, Rochdale, Bradford City and then Carlisle.