AFL grand finalists GWS have shaken up their leadership structure by announcing Stephen Coniglio as their skipper for 2020.
After a humiliating 89-point loss to Hawthorn in the 2019 grand final, the Giants will take a fresh approach for the future with the newly-resigned Coniglio to replace co-captains Phil Davis and Callan Ward.
Coniglio is the fourth player to take on the captaincy after Davis, Ward and inaugural co-captain Luke Power.
“This is something both Cal and I have thought a great deal about,” Davis said.
“We believe the time is right for a new leader to take our club into the next phase.
“I’m incredibly proud to have been an inaugural captain of this club, an organisation we’ve helped build from the ground up.
“Stephen is a great leader and has our full support as he takes on this new role.”
The newly appointed captain said he’s humbled by the appointment.
“It’s a huge honour to be named captain of this great club,” Coniglio said.
“This club is my home and the people here are my family.
“I’ve learnt so much from Cal, Phil and the entire leadership group and will no doubt continue to lean on them for support and guidance as we move forward.
“I’m just so excited by what we’re doing here and where we can build to both as a team and a club and I look forward to leading us into that future.”