Former Crows AFLW captain Erin Phillips says she cannot wait to see the next generation step up ahead of the team’s leadership vote. 

The two-time Club Champion said while she expected that co-captain Chelsea Randall would remain at the helm, a number of exciting young prospects could be up to the task. 

“I’d be highly surprised if it wasn’t Chelsea, she’s done a fantastic job and I’m sure she’ll hold the rein,” she said. 

“But there’s about five or six young leaders who could step up and take that (captaincy) role.

“You’ve got players like Ebony (Marinoff), Eloise (Jones) and Hatchy (Anne Hatchard) who are doing fantastic things, it’s going to be a really interesting vote.”

The forward announced last week she would be stepping down as captain.

She will now turn her attention to fast-tracking the development of the Club’s emerging leaders.

“Nothing changes on the field for me, but the role for me now is to help the next generation come through, step up, take control and lead in their own fashion,” Phillips said. 

“It doesn’t necessarily have to be how I’ve done it, it’s their own style and their own way of doing it which is going to be exciting.”