Co-captain and superstar sportswoman Erin Phillips has once again been awarded the AFLW Player’s Association’s Most Valuable Player, winning the award for the second time in three years.
This award comes after being named best on ground and helping her team to another AFLW premiership win over Carlton on Sunday afternoon. The game saw Phillips dominate the ground before coming down in the third quarter, clenching her knee after tearing her left ACL.
Due to her injury, Phillips was unable to attend the Players’ Association award ceremony.
“It’s a truly humbling experience to be voted by your peers as the most valuable player in the league,” Phillips said in a statement.
“Individual accolades don’t sit that well with me because it’s your teammates and coaches who help you get to the level but I’m proud of what I’ve been able to achieve in my AFLW career so far.
“There’s a huge amount of talent running around in the AFLW and its increasing every year. The future of the competition is brighter than ever and I’m honoured to be a part of it.”
Before dominating the AFLW, the 33-year old was a former basketball star having been a WNBA All-Star Five winner and pushing her way into the Australian Opals by age 19.
Erin Phillips is also a favourite for the AFLW Best and Fairest title, which she was awarded in the inaugural AFLW season in 2017. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday night in Melbourne.
Alongside Phillips, fellow co-captain Chelsea Randall was awarded Most Courageous for the third consecutive season.
Carlton captain, Brianna Davey narrowly came out on top for the Best captain award.
Whilst fellow Carlton youngster, Madison Presparkis walked away with the Best First Year Player award after finishing with 149 votes.