The new golden girl of Australian Women’s sport, Erin Philips has won several awards in her debut season of the inaugural Women’s Australian Football League (AFLW). As well as being voted the best and fairest player of the AFLW, she played a pivotal role in the triumph of the Adelaide Crows women’s team throughout the year.
Her performance also resulted in premiership success in the first season and being recognised as having the best on ground performance in the Grand Final.
Erin was the standout player of the competition in 2017 winning every award possible, adding to a long list of sporting achievements throughout her career.
She’s lived out a lifelong dream by following in her father Greg’s footsteps when she pulled on an AFL jumper for the first time, adding to her already impressive professional sporting resume.
A dual Olympian, Phillips has also played professional basketball in America, Europe and Australia over a 14 year career where –retiring from professional basketball at the start of the 2017 season, Erin will serve as a development coach at the Dallas Wings.
An energetic and engaging speaker, Erin is also a representative of the Australian Opals and has been a part of successful teams throughout her basketball career including two Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) titles, a World Championship gold medal and an Olympic silver medal.