Retired AFLW champion Erin Phillips will award the player voted best afield in this year's grand final with the best on ground medal.

Phillips, a winner of the award on two occasions with Adelaide, called time on her decorated career with the Crows and Port Adelaide last week, with Saturday's 58-point win over GWS the 38-year-old's last in the league.

A three-time premiership player with Adelaide, Phillips will return to the season decider in 2023 in an off-field capacity, where she'll present the best on ground medal to the winning player.

"I remember when Debbie Lee presented me with my very first best on ground medal, it was really special for me," Phillips said in a league statement.

"It's a really nice reflection when you can perform at your best on the biggest stage possible, so I'll be looking forward to presenting this medal to the worthy winner in December.

AFLW Champion Erin Phillips OAM with the NAB AFLW best on ground medal to be presented on Grand Final day.
Image Credit: AFL Photos/Dylan Burns

"The AFLW finals series this year is going to be epic. The fans will create a great atmosphere and I'm looking forward to going along as a spectator and taking my kids."

The 2023 AFLW finals series is set to commence this weekend, with Phillips' old club Adelaide, who won the minor premiership, set to open the post-season schedule with a Saturday afternoon meeting against Brisbane at Norwood Oval.

Gold Coast and Sydney will face off later that evening in the opening elimination final in a fifth vs eighth encounter.

Sunday's action will open with Geelong and Essendon at Kardinia Park, with the winner to face the loser of the qualifying final between Melbourne and North Melbourne.

The 2023 AFLW Grand Final will take place on the weekend of December 2-3.