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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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

Caroline Wilson St Kilda has denied somewhat unconvincingly that its decision to sack Scott Watters was in any way linked to Watters' decision to jump on breakfast radio on Friday morning and insist that all was...

Laidley latest to join exodus from Saints

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Caroline Wilson Another domino has fallen at St Kilda with senior assistant Dean Laidley quitting the club on the eve of the pre-season to join Mick Malthouse at Carlton.

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Pre-season picks 'a circus'

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Caroline Wilson Radical plan to introduce a ''captains' pick'' representative game on eve of 2014 season slammed as ''circus and a sideshow'' by one club chairman.

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Footy on Sunday nights set for Seven

Sunday night footy will be a first for Seven.

Caroline Wilson AFL to trial up to three prime-time games on Channel Seven on Sunday nights in 2014.

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AFL doubles TV costs

Cameras at AFL game.

Caroline Wilson Move by AFL to award its media department the contract to provide crucial match-day vision to clubs at more than double the previous cost receives mixed reviews across competition.

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Confusion over Bock injection

Nathan Bock.

Caroline Wilson Differing versions of what occurred in Suns' medical department in 2011 pre-season cloud ASADA's investigation into veteran.

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Hawks fly flag in Tasmania

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Caroline Wilson Hawthorn will launch the defence of its premiership in Tasmania.

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Saints chief set to stay on

Chris Pelchen.

Caroline Wilson Chris Pelchen denies he tendered his resignation to the club's board earlier this month.

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Blues and Tigers to play once

Collingwood and Carlton.

Caroline Wilson Traditional rivals Carlton and Richmond will play each other only once in the next home-and-away season.

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Franklin deal uncovers depth of animosity between Sydney rivals

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Caroline Wilson IN just three short weeks since his part in Hawthorn's 11th premiership, Lance ''Buddy'' Franklin has redrawn the AFL landscape and made a genuine claim that one player can actually prove himself...

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Buddy the game changer

Buddy Franklin.

Caroline Wilson Franklin's Sydney move and his attitude to the Irish tour has damaged the AFL.

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Saints look at VFL team to play at Moorabbin

St Kilda

Caroline Wilson Stand-alone VFL team playing from Moorabbin is one part of St Kilda's ambitious vision for the club.

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Mixed messages spell out Saints' failings

Caroline Wilson Coach's vexed position just one in long list of communication failures at club.

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Saints debated sacking Watters

Scott Watters

Caroline Wilson St Kilda coach Scott Watters came close to losing his job.

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Bellamy to mentor Hird

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Two expected to meet in coming weeks as first step of potential mentoring role to be considered by Storm coach.

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Hawks atone but Freo set for return

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Caroline Wilson The ball was dribbling towards the AFL members' wing in a swirling wind at the moment Hawthorn atoned for 2012.

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Freo pays extra $50,000 to play

Caroline Wilson The AFL has refused to pay the additional cost of a chartered flight that brought the Fremantle players and support staff to Melbourne.

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Martin and Tigers stuck in standoff

Dustin Martin.

Caroline Wilson The Dustin Martin saga has taken another twist with the 22-year-old sticking with his manager Ralph Carr and refusing to engage in contract talks alone with Richmond.

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AFL threat a blow to Matthews

Angus Johnson.

Caroline Wilson The AFL appears to have thrown its support behind Lions chairman Angus Johnson with three-time premiership coach Leigh Matthews now in serious doubt to return to the club and serve on the board.

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Swans say no to Roos, Dew stays

Happier times: Sydney coach Paul Roos and chairman Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson Sydney blocks Paul Roos' bid to anoint Stuart Dew as coach-in-waiting at Melbourne.

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