AFLW star Erin Phillips has officially called time on her illustrious career, marking the end of a remarkable journey that saw her excel at both Port Adelaide and Adelaide.
Back in 2016, Phillips initially entered the AFLW as a cross-code rookie for the Adelaide Crows, and she leaves the game as its most celebrated player. Her accolades include an impressive three premierships, three All-Australian selections, two club best and fairest awards, and two AFLW best and fairest titles.
In an emotional announcement made on Tuesday morning, Erin disclosed her retirement plans, with her final game set for this coming Saturday.
Following an exceptional six-season stint with the Adelaide Crows, Phillips decided to make a transition to Port Adelaide at the commencement of the seventh season. During her tenure with Port Adelaide, she also had the honour of captaining the Power for two seasons.
Hailing from a renowned football family, Erin Phillips is the daughter of Greg Phillips, a Port Adelaide Magpies legend. Her journey in the sport appeared to be on hold until the advent of the AFLW in 2017, where she could finally follow in her father’s footsteps. Notably, she even assumed the role of captain for Port Adelaide this season.
Erin Phillips leaves the AFLW after participating in 66 games, with 46 appearances for the Crows and 20 for Port Adelaide. She was appointed as captain in six out of her eight seasons, leaving an indelible mark on the league.