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Greater Western Sydney appoint Stephen Coniglio as captain for 2020 season

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.

(L-R) Phil Davis, Stephen Coniglio and Callan Ward pose for a photo during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media opportunity.(L-R) Phil Davis, Stephen Coniglio and Callan Ward pose for a photo during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media opportunity.
Camera Icon(L-R) Phil Davis, Stephen Coniglio and Callan Ward pose for a photo during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL media opportunity. Credit: Getty Images

“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.

Stephen Coniglio of the Giants in action during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.Stephen Coniglio of the Giants in action during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia.
Camera IconStephen Coniglio of the Giants in action during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Credit: AFL Photos

“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.”

-With AAP

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