Newly retired AFLW nice Erin Phillips will current the best-on-ground medal on the grand remaining amid discuss the award ought to be named in her honour.
- There’s a push for an AFLW medal to be named after retiring nice Erin Phillips
- Phillips will current the medal for best-on-ground on this yr’s grand remaining
- She gained that award twice throughout her profession with Adelaide
The 38-year-old hung up her boots final week after an excellent enjoying profession at Adelaide and Port Adelaide.
She ranks with fellow stars together with retired Melbourne premiership captain Daisy Pearce and North Melbourne’s Emma Kearney as the best gamers within the competitors’s quick historical past.
The ladies’s equivalents of the Brownlow and Norm Smith medals are unnamed and Phillips could be a worthy candidate for both recognition.
She gained the league best-and-fairest award in 2017 and 2019, the identical years she was voted greatest afield in Adelaide’s grand remaining wins.
“We’re nonetheless rising the legacy and Erin’s been retired all of about 36 hours,” AFLW boss Nicole Livingstone stated.
“After all, we have had different superb basis gamers as effectively — Daisy Pearce retired 12 months in the past, she’s been an epic pressure in girls’s soccer as effectively.
“We maintain our pen dry for that in the intervening time. We’ll take our time.”
After a world basketball profession with the Opals and within the WNBA, Phillips was a marquee participant when the AFLW began in 2017.
With Adelaide till 2022, she co-captained the aspect to 2 premierships and performed in a 3rd, in her remaining season with the Crows.
Phillips was named All Australian 3 times and gained Adelaide’s best-and-fairest award twice.
She moved throughout city to Port Adelaide after they joined the league final season and captained the Energy till her retirement.
Phillips performed 65 video games — 46 for the Crows and 19 for Port — and can current the best-on-ground medal on the December 3 grand remaining.