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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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

Caroline Wilson dinkus

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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Leppitsch the new Lions coach

Justin Leppitsch.

Caroline Wilson Triple Brisbane premiership defender's apointment confirmed by the club.

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Clubs unanimous on Good Friday

Demons logo

Caroline Wilson AFL chief faces biggest challenge yet over steadfast refusal to schedule games on Good Friday.

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Martin wants to stay a Tiger

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Caroline Wilson Disgraceful handling of troubled young footballer Dustin Martin reaches a low point.

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Reid decision reeks of hunger for closure by AFL

Caroline Wilson The AFL's decision to turn a blind eye to the welfare failings of Essendon's doctor Bruce Reid reeks of a hunger for closure so ravenous that any meaningful message that needed to be sent to the...

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Buddy offer off the table

Lance Franklin.

Caroline Wilson Hawthorn begins to envisage a future without its champion forward.

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Martin move best for Richmond

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson The best scenario for Damien Hardwick and his team is to let Dustin Martin go.

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Saints cancel trip with Tiger

 Dustin Martin.

Caroline Wilson Sam Fisher and David Armitage cancel end-of-season trip to US with Dustin Martin.

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Holding Dons to ransom not fair, says agent

Craig Kelly.

Caroline Wilson Craig Kelly accuses at least one rival AFL manager of holding Essendon to ransom.

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Cats legend turns over a new leaf

Gary Hocking.

Caroline Wilson Garry Hocking no longer has issues with his old club, writes Caroline Wilson.

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Health problem forces Daniher to leave Eagles

West Coast football operations manager Neale Daniher

Caroline Wilson A serious health issue has forced Neale Daniher to resign his position as football operations boss of West Coast.

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Shattered Tigers vow to continue climb up ladder

Richmond players after Sunday's loss

Caroline Wilson Club sets about picking up the pieces after "shattering" elimination final loss.

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Tigers' contract fight

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.

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