Posted: 14 September, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Coniglio Re-Signs With Giants
Star midfielder commits to GWS until the end of 2019
(Image: AFL Media)
Star midfielder Stephen Coniglio has signed a new two-year contract extension that ties him to Greater Western Sydney until the end of 2019 at least.
Coniglio’s current deal wasn’t set to expire until the end of 2017 but he will now stay with the Giants for at least the next three seasons.
The 22-year-old has been one of the Giants’ best players this season, registering career-highs in disposals (617), contested possessions (270), clearances (121), tackles (125), marks (69) and goals (12).
He was recongised for his efforts by being named in the 2016 All-Australian squad but failed to be selected in the 22-man side.
"Having been at the Giants since the start and seeing where we are headed, I had no hesitation in re-signing," Coniglio said.
"I enjoy living in Sydney and playing football with a committed and hard-working group of footballers, who are also my some of my closest friends.
"Together we've worked hard and battled through some tough times over the past five years and I want to be part of the success that is hopefully ahead of us."
As the club’s leader in average disposals and tackles, Coniglio has been one of the driving forces behind the Giants’ push towards a shock premiership this year.
He is also ranked second for contested possessions and third for clearances at GWS in 2016.
Coniglio starred again on the weekend in Greater Western Sydney’s stunning qualifying final win against the Swans with 26 touches (11 contested), nine tackles, seven clearances and a goal.
He will next be in action for GWS in their historic home preliminary final against either Hawthorn or the Western Bulldogs at Spotless Stadium next Saturday.
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