Erin Phillip Caps Off Dream Season With AFLW Best & Fairest
Erin Phillips says she's still shaking her head in disbelief about the last two months. The mother of two has gone from professional basketballer to AFLW superstar. The Adelaide Crows co-captain capped off her Grand Final victory and best on ground performance by taking out the inaugural AFLW Best and Fairest and Goal of the Year.
"Very lucky and very honoured to cap it off like this. This is so surreal, the premiership is still surreal and this... I keep shaking my head saying what's going on? Is this really happening because I didn't think I'd ever had this opportunity to play footy let alone be part of a premiership team and win the best and fairest," she told Soda this last night.
Erin revealed she's wanted to play footy since she was born and as a kid even cut her hair short to be just like her football superstar dad, Greg Phillips.
"I pretty much looked like a boy but my dad was my hero and to think he's got 8 flags is phenomenal," she said.
The 31-year-old said while the accolades are nice, there's more at stake.
"This game's more about than just winning premierships, it's about inspiring the next generation to play, to compete, to be part of sport. Sports always been in my life and it's been the best thing."
Hear the full interview here: