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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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

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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

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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.

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Giants call on stars in hunt for answers

Greater Western Sydney has conceded 115 goals over its past five matches.

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney has called upon Stephen Silvagni, Dermott Brereton and Craig Lambert to beef up its inexperienced coaching department under rookie coach Leon Cameron for the rest of 2014...

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Stadium issues rile AFL, clubs

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Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's parting shot at the MCG on Friday underlines the AFL's long history of hostility with the game's spiritual home.

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Richmond a team in turmoil

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Caroline Wilson Jack Riewoldt's decision to break ranks on Wednesday has angered his club and placed even more pressure on his beleaguered coach Damian Hardwick.

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Swans' cost-of-living allowance on way out, but rent subsidy on way in

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Caroline Wilson Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance will be removed by the start of the 2017 season but the AFL will compensate the Swans with a new rent subsidy allowance which the league will pay...

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Tiger tales: the powers behind the glories of Tom Hafey's years at Richmond

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Caroline Wilson One of Tom Hafey’s premiership players pointed out on Friday that in the week of Hafey’s death the Richmond coaching legend has never seemed more alive.

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Giants have no choice but to stomp on Greene and send clear message

Toby Greene.

Caroline Wilson Toby Greene and his battered reputation flew back to Sydney on Wednesday to prepare for a confrontation with his coach and senior teammates who will determine the length of his suspension on Thursday.

AFL and ASADA no longer bedfellows

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Caroline Wilson The joint venture between the AFL and ASADA that angered the NRL and raised eyebrows among the Australian Olympic movement appears to have irrevocably split.

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One Giant nightmare: Toby Greene arrested on assault charges

Toby Greene faces almost certain suspension before facing court in September.

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney’s Toby Greene was charged with a series of drunken assault offences on Monday night, just days after a senior Blacktown policeman lectured the young Giants on the pitfalls of...

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Essendon desperate for clarity as burden of supplements inquiry becomes close to intolerable

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Caroline Wilson Several hours before the ball was bounced to start the Collingwood-Essendon Anzac Day clash, Bombers captain Jobe Watson spoke to his chairman Paul Little and implored him to seek an end game to what...

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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

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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.