Inside Out

(Trade paper)
Dispatches on 4/09/2024


Inside Out is the inspiring memoir from one of Australia's all-time sporting champions: AFLW icon and basketball legend Erin Phillips.

'When I was born, people felt sorry for my dad because he didn't have a son to play footy someday.'

The AFLW changed the face of Australian sport forever, and Erin Phillips was the face of that change. Formerly a champion basketballer, born to Port Adelaide Football Club icon Greg Phillips, Erin's success on the footy field was no surprise to anyone who has followed her remarkable career on the court. Now at the end of her professional sporting career, the final two years of which were spent at her father's old club, Erin candidly looks back at her astonishing playing journey and her life so far.

Follow Erin as she recounts her sporting successes - two WNBA championships, two AFLW premierships with the Adelaide Crows - and her setbacks - Olympic disappointment with the Opals, injury strife and her long road to playing professional football. In this honest and revealing memoir Erin also moves beyond the field and court as she uncovers the challenges she has faced from all sides, from dealing with body image to discovering her sexuality.

Inside Out is a story about love, about family, about being okay in your own skin, and most of all, about playing by your own rules.