'So in love': Erin Phillips and wife welcome birth of third child

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor

AFLW star Erin Phillips has welcomed her third child with wife Tracy Gahan.

The Adelaide Crows premiership player took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the birth of son Drew Chayce Phillips.

"Welcome to the world beautiful boy," she wrote. "We are so in love with you."

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The newest member to the Phillips-Gahan family was born in the USA, where Phillips is currently coaching the Dallas Wings in the WNBA.

Some of her Crows teammates were among those to send congratulations.

"CONGRATULATIONS FAM! So exciting. Love you all!!!" said fellow premiership star Ebony Marinoff.

"Yaaaay! Congratulations Flip, Tracy and family! Can't wait to meet him!" said Stevie-Lee Thompson.

Erin Phillips and wife Tracy Gahan at the AFLW Awards in 2019. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Erin Phillips and Tracy Gahan at the 2019 AFLW Awards. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

"Congratulations guys!!!!" wrote AFLW commentator Abbey Holmes.

Phillips credits wife with her success

Phillips and Gahan, who married in 2014 in the US, also have two-year-old twins Blake and Brooklyn together.

Phillips paid an emotional tribute to Gahan after taking out the AFLW's inaugural best and fairest award in 2017.

"Every bit of this is owed to you," Phillips said at the time.

"I love you and thank you so much."

Erin and Tracy shared a beautiful moment at the 2017 AFLW awards. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)
Erin Phillips and Tracy Gahan shared a beautiful moment at the 2017 awards. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos)

Phillips is also two-time WNBA champion, as well as being part of the Australian Opals teams that won silver at the Beijing Olympics and the 2006 world title.

She is currently recovering from a devastating knee injury suffered in the AFLW grand final in March, but is confident of returning in time for the 2020 season.

Erin Phillips with her twins before the 2019 AFLW grand final. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)
Erin Phillips with her twins at the 2019 AFLW grand final. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)