Stephen Coniglio was drafted by the GWS Giants with the 2nd pick in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft after winning the Larke medal for 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 experiences Sydney midfield. Every game saw gradual improvement throughout his debut year and in round 12 was awarded with a NAB Rising star nomination.
Unfortunately Stephen experienced a variety of injuries in his first few seasons which hampered his ability to play a full season. In 2016 when he did get a clear run Stephen broke the GWS record for most disposals in a season, made the All Australian squad and finished third in the club best and fairest.
Following his breakout year Stephen was appointed vice-captain of the Giants and has provided much needed leadership around the young group. Unfortunately injuries struck again in season 2017 & 2018 but a full pre-season has Stephen ready to go for 2019.