“Last season was truly a dream come true, so to be able to stay at Adelaide is fantastic. I really couldn’t imagine playing with any other team. Having grown up in a sporting family watching Dad play football, it’s definitely always been something I wanted to do, so I was extremely grateful to have that opportunity and I can’t wait to pull the boots on again.”“With my retirement from playing in the WNBA, I’m looking forward to giving my body a rest and spending time with my family in Dallas before returning to Australia refreshed and ready to take on the second season of the AFLW.”“Right from the outset, I was blown away by how professional and committed the Crows are to women’s football. It’s a really positive environment at the Club with a great playing group and that’s certainly something I am looking forward to continuing to be a part of.”
Phillips’ decision today comes on the heels of a blistering, record-breaking inaugural AFLW season that saw her take out the AFLW League MVP, the Grand Final MVP, Goal of the Year, and All-Australian individual honours – a feat no other person, male or female, has ever achieved in a single season.