Coniglio : Sydney Giants Star Signs Mega AFL Deal
AFL Star Stephen Coniglio has signed a massive multi year deal to become a lifetime player at the fledgling club.
The midfielder has rejected massive offers from big Melbourne AFL clubs to become one of the highest paid players in the competition.
The 7-year deal will be worth an estimated $1-millon per season.
The 25-year-old is originally from Western Australia and had rejected offers of $1.3 million per year to stay at Greater Western Sydney.
“I’m just thrilled to be a GIANT for life and keen to continue on our path to becoming an even greater club. For me that’s the biggest driver and something I’ll aspire to do with my next seven plus years here.
“Clearly I had a lot to weigh up given I was looking to make a long-term commitment. In the end the opportunity here at the GIANTS to do something unique with some incredible people was just too great to turn down,” he said.
The news was revealed in a tweet by the Giants a week and a half to their massive elimination final game at Giants Stadium.
GIANTS CEO David Matthews said Coniglio’s re-signing is a seminal moment for the club.
“We’re thrilled to have secured Stephen’s signature on a long-term deal,” Mr Matthews said.
“Stephen is an integral part of our football club and has been since day one. He’s a star on the field but perhaps more importantly, he’s a man of great integrity and care off it.
“Stephen is a significant part of the future of our football club. Stephen’s leadership and commitment to the broader community in Western Sydney and the ACT is second to none.
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