Episode 158 - Stephen Coniglio

February 29, 2020




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In this podcast

2:00 - Welcome Stephen Coniglio
2:30 - A busy off season 
3:15 - One club player
4:24 - Developing success at GWS
6:00 - Flying under the radar in Sydney
7:45 - What an off season looks like an the AFL
10:33 - What has changed now he is the captain
12:11 - Reflecting on the challenging years
15:08 - Growing in Perth and his family background
16:50 - Being the Golden Child of the family
18:10 - The backyard cricket and footy battles with his brothers
20:19 - Touring India playing cricket for WA
22:50 - What sport he was better at, cricket or AFL?
23:53 - The AFL draft
24:50 - Moving to Sydney as a kid
26:17 - Breakout moment in his AFL development
28:45 - Draft Camp
30:11 - Kevin Sheedy
33:10 - Difference between Sheedy and Leon Cameron
34:44 - When he felt his body was ready for the rigours of the AFL
36:43 - What stopped the boys from quitting when they were getting flogged early on
38:08 - The key signing that bought success to the club
40:02 - The rivalry with the Sydney Swans and the 2016 semi final
42:22 - The emotions of not being able to play in finals and grand final in 2019
44:35 - The grand final week
46:07 - Needing to make the top four
46:52 - Playing away from home in Melbourne
47:20 - Any player he was blown away with during his career
48:00 - Funny Chris Judd moment
49:00 - Entrepreneurship and establishing himself in the restaurant game
52:21 - Favourite goal he has kicked
53:01 - Favourite venue to play at
53:33 - Funniest team mate
53:40 - Team Donny Bradman
54:18 - Best dressed team mate
54:47 - Biggest pest at the club
55:10 - The socialite
55:37 - Best rig
55:45 - Worst rig
56:08 - 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party




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Stephen Coniglio is a professional AFL player for the GWS Giants where he is also Club Captain. Drafted number 2 in the 2011 draft, Stephen has played 133 games for the Giants kicking 78 goals and being an integral part of the team success over the past 5 years.






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