Adelaide Crows co-captain Erin Phillips has announced she’s going to be a mum again — letting her fans know the news before the first bounce of the AFLW’s third season at Norwood.
Her tweet, with an ultrasound picture posted after midnight on February 1, said: “Brooklyn and Blake kissing baby Phillips number 3. Coming August 2019 #herewegoagain #sohappy”
The 33-year-old code-hopping sports star and her wife Tracy Gahan are parents to two-year-old twins Brooklyn and Blake.
Phillips has been gearing up for AFLW’s first match of the 2019 season where the Crows faced the Bulldogs at Norwood Oval.
Gahan gave birth to the couple’s twins in November 2016 in their second hometown of Dallas, Texas, and is roughly around the 12 week mark with her second pregnancy.
Phillips has in the past said that motherhood has taught her to be less selfish, more patient and to expect the unexpected.
“I take sport less seriously because I know it’s not the end of the world if you play badly or lose a game. Whatever happens, when I come home, I’m a mum and I’m happy and that’s the most important thing.”
Phillips met California-born, Dallas-raised Gahan about a decade ago when they both played for Adelaide Lightning. They married in 2014.
Gahan has said she’d like five children.
The couple share their time between South Australia and Texas.
Phillips retired from nine seasons of WNBA league in May 2017 and was assistant coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings in 2018.
She is playing her third season of AFLW and co-captained Adelaide to the league’s first premiership win in 2016. She’s received both the AFLW best and fairest medal and the AFLW Players’ most valuable player award.