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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Gillon McLachlan starts AFL reshuffle

Gillon McLachlan.

Caroline Wilson The first significant reshuffle of the Gillon McLachlan regime is set to take place within days, with AFL Victoria chief Grant Williams to move into a newly created senior role overseeing the state...

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Demons want Pink Lady night to become a women's blockbuster

Field of Women Breast cancer awareness game at the MCG.

Caroline Wilson Melbourne boss Peter Jackson said his club would work to transform last Saturday night's 'Pink Lady' game into the first women's blockbuster on the AFL calendar and has the support of new league boss...

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Koch launches bid for non-Victorian clubs to work together

Port Adelaide president David Koch.

Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has called on the non-Victorian clubs to unite in a bid to convince the competition that the future of the expanded competition lies outside Victoria.

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AFL's Dorothy Hisgrove to unveil new gender vision

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Caroline Wilson The AFL’s lone woman executive has vowed to reshape the culture at head office by installing a ‘‘transparent recruitment process’’ which would place more women in positions of influence.

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Brian Cook's philosophy for a better AFL

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Geelong chief executive Brian Cook turns 60 at then end of this year and by any definition must be regarded the most successful club boss in the competition.

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How Gillon McLachlan got to be the AFL's No. 1

Gillon McLachlan

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan's journey to the AFL's top job can be charted back to the day some 18 months ago that he sat opposite his old boss Andrew Demetriou with his head in his hands unable to speak.

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Gillon McLachlan gets nod as AFL chief

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan will be announced as the AFL's new CEO this morning, with a press conference on the matter expected at 11am.

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Gillon McLachlan may get AFL role within week

Gillon McLachlan.

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan’s widely anticipated appointment to the AFL’s top job is expected to come within a week.

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Is Eddie McGuire the most powerful man in football?

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Caroline Wilson The leadership void at the helm of Australian football appears to be nearing an end, which is fortunate because it was in danger of having been filled by stealth.

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Blues crying out for off-field leadership

Caroline Wilson Two significant board meetings scheduled for Monday will go some way to shaping football's future and that of one of the sport's most famous clubs.

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Anzac eve game wouldn't detract from Pies-Bombers clash, says Peter Jackson

An Anzac Day eve game to precede the annual match between Essendon and Collingwood is

Caroline Wilson and Daniel Cherny Melbourne boss Peter Jackson said on Friday it was ridiculous to suggest an Anzac eve clash between the Demons and Richmond would detract from Collingwood and Essendon's two-decade hold on Anzac Day...

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Buddy lucky that no one was hurt in latest driving mishap

Franklin has had a troubled start to his AFL stint with the Swans.

Caroline Wilson It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.

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AFL needs firm hand on tiller - now

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's departure from the AFL's top job has moved significantly closer as the interview process has begun to unearth his replacement.

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AFL must re-think ticketing: Andrew Demetriou

Monday’s Geelong-Hawthorn game attracted the AFL’s biggest attendance for the season to date.

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the AFL must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system.

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North Melbourne pushes for three games in Hobart

North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena

Caroline Wilson North Melbourne has confirmed it will push to play three home games in Hobart next year as the AFL appears to have drawn the battle lines over the future of home-and-away football in Tasmania.

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Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

Rob Kerr

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.

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Blues' messy board handover close to completion

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Caroline Wilson Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively...

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Geelong's Brian Cook would consider AFL CEO role if approached

Brian Cook.

Caroline Wilson Geelong chief Brian Cook has admitted he would ''think about'' the AFL CEO's position if he was approached, with Richmond boss Brendon Gale already understood to be a candidate for the role soon to...

St Kilda's sorry Seaford sojourn

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson St Kilda’s decision to relocate to Seaford remains, for all that club’s political posturing and diplomatic double-talk, one of the worst decisions in the club’s 117-year history.

Saints closer to heading home

St KIlda

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.