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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Patrick Dangerfield looking forward to surf and (home) turf

Caroline Wilson Patrick Dangerfield did not attempt to contain his excitement at the prospect of the immediate journey at hand.

Patrick Dangerfield to weigh up Adelaide prospects

Patrick Dangerfield remains a prime target of the Cats.

Caroline Wilson The explosive midfielder would return to Victoria if he believed he had no chance of team success with the Crows.

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Fears over AFL future of GWS Giants captain Phil Davis

Phil Davis competes for the ball.

Caroline Wilson Phil Davis remains in hospital after suffering a kidney injury during the Giants' historic win on Saturday.

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Port Adelaide fitness chief Darren Burgess fears industry's reputation will suffer because of the Essendon supplements scandal

Darren Burgess

Caroline Wilson One of the AFL's most respected high-performance chiefs has admitted his industry has been tarnished and that the damage will continue to resonate for some years.

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Port Adelaide and Renault now motoring along

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Caroline Wilson One year ago Port Adelaide boldly stepped into the MCG, a move plenty of football people would dearly love to have made this weekend, to launch their new major sponsor Renault.

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Pressure builds on Frawley

Danny Frawley.

Caroline Wilson Danny Frawley will not like this column. A political animal from way back - and he needed to be during his nine years captaining St Kilda and five as coach of Richmond - as well as one of the games...

Frawley under pressure

Caroline Wilson The AFL Coaches’ Association is facing the most significant crossroad in its short existence and Frawley is by extension under pressure.

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Push to remove 'coach' Frawley

AFLCA CEO Danny Frawley

Caroline Wilson A founding architect of the AFL Coaches Association has called for the removal of current boss Danny Frawley and his No.2 Paul Armstrong.

Push to remove Danny Frawley from coaches job

Caroline Wilson A founding architect of the AFL Coaches Association has called for the removal of current boss Danny Frawley and his No.2 Paul Armstrong.

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Dean Bailey remembered as a straight-shooter

Dean Bailey

Caroline Wilson Dean Bailey's premature death on the eve of the 2014 AFL season has provoked so many mixed emotions and demanded some reflection on the tumultuous events that punctuated his final years in the game...

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

Paul Roos.

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

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Stephen Dank booking to speak at charity lunch a big blunder

Assistant coach Dean Wallis.

Caroline Wilson The sad implications behind Dean Wallis' decision to lure Stephen Dank to a sportsman's lunch has not been lost on any of the major players.

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AFL coaches back push to introduce coaching entry rules

Hawthorns coach Alastair Clarkson

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's push to legislate against unqualified coaches has gained momentum.

AFL hold on Swans' extra cash

Swans dive against Eagles (Thumbnail)

Caroline Wilson The AFL has wrested control of Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance away from the Swans and ensured the club's richest footballers no longer receive extra money outside the standard salary...

Richmond's Brendon Gale may be the man to replace AFL boss Andrew Demetriou

Brendon Gale

Caroline Wilson The AFL Players Association has become rightly cautious about its now well-deserved reputation as a pathway to executive positions within the competition.

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Andrew Demetriou kicked goals - and behinds

CEO of the AFL Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson It was during an early February afternoon tea in New York, overlooking a snow-covered Central Park, that Andrew Demetriou's resignation from Australian sport's most powerful job became official.

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I always put the players first: Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's successor could be named in the next two months.

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Essendon in crisis as players named in banned drugs inquiry

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson Essendon called a crisis meeting of 10 senior players warning them that they would be named publicly for having taken potentially banned drugs.

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Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

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Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

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Club's cuddle too soft by half, only a ban will suffice

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Caroline Wilson Collingwood has chosen to make a cultural statement based on its belief that Williams is truly repentant.