It has been a privilege for Manurewa High School to be involved with Erin's rise to rugby league fame. The halfback led Manurewa High School to semi-final finishes in both the NZRL New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals and Auckland’s College Rugby League First XIII competition.
Last year Erin captained the New Zealand Secondary Schools against New South Wales Combined Schools last year and was also selected in the New Zealand Residents 18s for a two-match series against Taurahere 18s (a comprising Australian-based, New Zealand-eligible players). He was named the Vodafone Warriors Player of the Tournament at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals prize giving and captained Point Chevalier's Under-20 side in the Auckland club competition.
To cap off an outstanding year, Erin won the major rugby league accolade at the 2014 ASB Young Sportsperson of the Year Awards.
Erin, who turned 17 last September, has joined the Vodafone Warriors’ NYC squad on a three-year contract. His mother is Silver Ferns netball great Temepara Bailey (nee George).