Erin was crowned as the new golden girl of women’s sport in Australia after an outstanding season in the AFLW’s inaugural 2017 season. As co-captain of the Adelaide Crows, Erin lead her team to premiership success in 2017. Following in the footsteps of her father, Greg Phillips, Erin successfully lived out a life-long dream of playing in the AFLW.
Erin was the standout player of the competition in 2017 as she remarkably won every award possible; in the league’s W Award (AFLW Best & Fairest), the Player’s MVP, named in the All-Australian Team as well as Club Champion of the Adelaide Football Club. Erin’s season was typified by her dominant display in the AFLW’s Grand Final as she was awarded best on ground.
Erin was a dominant midfielder throughout the season, averaging an impressive 20 disposals a game as well kicking 13 goals, the third highest in the league. Erin looks to continue her AFLW career after signing with the Adelaide FC for the 2018 season.
A dual Olympian, Phillips has also played professional basketball at the highest level in the WNBA and has recent taken on a role as a development coach with the Dallas Wings. A representative of the Australian Opals, Erin has been a part of great team success throughout her basketball career including two WNBA titles, a World Championship gold medal in 2006 and an Olympic silver medal in 2008.