This morning, The Advertiser crowned its 50 most influential people in South Australia and we were so proud to see our very own Erin Phillips on the list.

She entered the count at number 21, with the Tiser saying ‘Erin is an inspirational sporting champion whose down to earth determination is a driving force behind the extraordinary success of the AFLW competition.’’

The paper goes on to say that Erin’s ‘power for social change has been to empower girls and women to take up football in droves.’.

This morning, Erin spoke about her pride of being on this extraordinary list, saying ‘I define success by how many peoples lives you can change and that is how I have measured success. Getting feedback like that in the paper is fantastic.’

You can hear Erin talking about the article (and getting all blushy) below: