Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for The Age since 1999. She was the first woman to cover Australian Rules football on a full-time basis and the first woman to win the AFL's gold media award. She has won the AFL Players Association's football writer of the year (1999) and the AFL Media Association's most outstanding football writer and most outstanding feature writer (2000, 2003, 2005). She also won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award in 2003.

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Time to put players, club and the game ahead of lengthy legal stoush

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Caroline Wilson Ben McDevitt broke his silence on Friday and pointedly stated that the eyes of the World Anti-Doping Authority were on Australia and just how seriously it regarded its responsibility towards the...

Risky business on the side fails club and test of plausibility

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Caroline Wilson Dane Swan's mixed messages once his brazen lack of judgment was exposed on Wednesday delivered the clearest response possible that he had made a grave error in openly doing business in the company of...

Magpie Dane Swan star guest at Mick Gatto restaurant fund-raiser

Dane Swan

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Caroline Wilson and Cameron Houston Collingwood footballer Dane Swan was the star attraction at a $200-a-head dinner promoted and attended by underworld boss Mick Gatto and other gangland figures and held this week at a pizza...

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Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou appointed to Bastion Group board

Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou has accepted his first board position since departing the AFL becoming a shareholder of the Bastion Group, a sports marketing company which helps broker sponsorship deals for large...

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Carlton recruiting boss Shane Rogers ready to walk out

Carlton Football Club.

Caroline Wilson Disillusioned Carlton recruiting boss Shane Rogers is on the verge of walking out on the club in the belief that Blues power broker Bruce Mathieson and incoming chairman Mark LoGiudice were...

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Paul Marsh appointed AFL Players Association boss

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Caroline Wilson The most powerful players’ representative in world cricket takes over at the helm of the AFL Players Association.

AFL: Glen Bartlett and Phil Davis share strong bond

Caroline Wilson The near loss of a kidney in 1985 following a marking contest during his playing career with West Perth has led Glen Bartlett to form a bond with Greater Western Sydney captain Phil Davis.

Melbourne president's plan to turn the Demons into the Yankees

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne chairman Glen Bartlett has unveiled his long-term vision to transform the club into the New York Yankees of the AFL which would see the Demons become a team of choice for Melburnians as...

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Failed: AFL report says of Hawthorn's Tasmanian push

Hawthorn has 8000 Tasmanian members, with a total of 25,000 AFL club members across the state.

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE An AFL-backed report into the game's future in Tasmania has questioned Hawthorn's commitment to developing the code down south and concluded that the club has failed to capture "the hearts...

No hostility: McLachlan

Essendon.

Caroline Wilson New AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has assured all 18 clubs that there will be no repeat of the mutual animosity of 2013 between Essendon and head office as the league braces itself for action within...

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Mid-level AFL clubs unhappy with equalisation plans

Fremantle chief Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson The AFL’s historic bid to create an even football competition is facing a mutinous response from at least five middle-level clubs disenchanted in the belief they will be be harshly taxed by...

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Josh Bootsma sacked by Carlton

Josh Bootsma

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Carlton youngster Josh Bootsma has become the first AFL player to be sacked for social media misconduct, after the Blues terminated his contract on Tuesday.

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Richmond chief backs Damien Hardwick's hard stance

Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale.

Caroline Wilson Richmond chief Brendon Gale has backed coach Damien Hardwick to follow through on his undertaking to punish key players for their mediocre performances this season via the selection table.

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SA football boss defends Adelaide Oval costs

The Crows' average attendance at Adelaide Oval is more than 47,000 - 16 per cent ahead of projections - lifting their average total attendances up 8000 to 38,230.

Caroline Wilson South Australian football boss Leigh Whicker has defended the high early cost of staging games at the Adelaide Oval.

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One bye, October grand final on cards

Caroline Wilson AFL players look certain to revert to just one bye round in the 2015 season with an October grand final also near certain in the AFL's determination to launch the season late – in April at the...

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Chad Wingard, football's hottest young property and the fresh face of reconciliation

Chad Wingard

Caroline Wilson The love story that created football's hottest young property goes some way to explaining how the quiet, high-achieving basketball fanatic Chad Wingard became not only the poster boy for the rebuilt...

Lyall Gorman in frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton

Carlton chief executive Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson One of the most dynamic bosses in Australian soccer, short-listed for the vacant CEO's position at Brisbane Lions, has also entered the frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton.

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Greg Swann to stand down as Carlton CEO

AFL arlton CEO Greg Swann arrives for the AFL drug summit.30th January 2013 Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane In a profound mid-season leadership overhaul for Carlton, Greg Swann is set to stand down as club CEO next month, on Stephen Kernahan’s final day as president.

Greg Swann stands down as Carlton CEO

Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Carlton chief executive Greg Swann has resigned and will leave the club in the middle of June alongside outgoing president Stephen Kernahan.

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AFL seconds 'The Fixer' to ease Giants' problems

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Caroline Wilson The AFL has seconded an international high performance expert dubbed 'The Unconventional Fixer' to prepare a report on Greater Western Sydney's training program and personnel.