A superstar of Australian sport, Erin Phillips has forged a remarkable professional career in both basketball and football, collecting almost every award along the way and leaving an indelible mark on the AFLW.
A two-time Premiership captain for the Adelaide Crows in 2017 and 2019, Phillips has also won the AFLW Best & Fairest on two occasions, two Players’ Association MVP awards as well as two best-on-ground performances for her Grand Final triumphs.
A prolific ball-winner, Phillips has clean hands at ground level and is a strong mark overhead. As a leader, Phillips has instilled a culture of hard-work and professionalism at Adelaide.
A dual Olympian, Phillips played professional basketball at the highest level in the WNBA and has 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 which has included two WNBA titles, a World Championship gold medal in 2006 and an Olympic silver medal in 2008.
Following in the footsteps of her father, Greg Phillips, Erin has taken the AFLW to new levels and the success she has been able to find in both her chosen sports is a remarkable story of perseverance and dominance.
“When I was born, people felt sorry for him because he didn’t have a son to play footy someday, to carry the Phillips name,” Phillips said after winning her second AFLW Best and Fairest award.
“Dad, I know you’re watching and mum, I hope I’ve made you proud, and you can stick it up those people who said that to you.”