Stephen Coniglio was drafted by the GWS Giants with the 2nd pick in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft after winning the Larke medal as the Best Player in the 2011 National Under 18 Championships.
Stephen made his debut immediately in Round 1, 2012 where he collected 17 disposals against the highly experienced Sydney Swans midfield. Every game saw gradual improvement throughout his debut year and in Round 12 he was awarded a NAB Rising star nomination.
Despite a variety of injuries hampering Coniglio across his first few years at the Giants, he made an impact on and off the field with his leadership amongst a young group. In 2016 he managed to stay injury free and play 23 games, setting the Giants record for most disposals in the season along the way. He made the All Australian squad, finished third in the club Best and Fairest, and was appointed Vice-Captain for 2017.