Greene steering Giant ship again

TOBY Greene (pictured) will take the reins once again for the Giants, with preparations well underway for the season kick-off against reigning premiers Collingwood at home on March 9.

The 30-year-old star forward was first appointed co-captain of the club ahead of the 2022 AFL season – alongside Stephen Coniglio and Josh Kelly, who will continue as vice-captains for the second straight season – before being appointed the standalone captain last year.
The increased responsibility as sole captain seemed to only further enhance Greene’s on-field performance last year, with the dynamic forward kicking a career-best 66 goals on his way to his second Kevin Sheedy Medal as club champion.
The reappointment as standalone skipper also comes following Greene’s recognition as one of the game’s best leaders, named All Australian captain for the first time last year as he collected his third All-Australian blazer.
Greene will be supported once again by Coniglio and Kelly and said he was humbled to continue to lead the club he joined as a fresh-faced teenager.
“It’s a massive honour to continue to lead this footy club,” he said.
“I learnt a lot last year with it being my first time as sole captain and I really enjoy the role and everything that comes with it.”
Greene paid tribute to his fellow leaders, with Coniglio and Kelly also joined by Tom Green, Harry Perryman, Sam Taylor and Connor Idun, to “take this club forward into what I think is a super exciting time for the club”.
“Following off the back end of last year, I think the group is in a great spot and we’re all really excited for the season to get started in a few weeks,” he said.