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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Recruiting Lance Franklin a 'bad move', says GWS boss

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney pushes for the AFL to cut its financial support of the Swans.

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Sydney is fighting to retain its cost-of-living allowance

Sydney Swans intra club match.

Caroline Wilson The Sydney Swans are mounting a case to preserve the contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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AFL tick for Tony Abbott on doping

Tony Abbott and Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson One year after the so-called ''blackest day in Australian sport'' AFL chief Andrew Demetriou has offered the federal government the competition's full support for its beefed-up integrity resources in...

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Richmond has leading questions after Jack Riewoldt loses role

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Caroline Wilson Richmond's on-field showing will define the year, not the make-up of its leadership group.

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Hird tough enough to return as own man

Caroline Wilson Ian Hanke's nonsensical scattergun approach has done neither Hird nor Essendon any favours.

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Essendon chairman says Hird will return 'a better person'

Essendon coach James Hird and Chairman Paul Little

Caroline Wilson Essendon chairman Paul Little concedes he faced a difficult task convincing Hird to move on.

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AFL intervenes to stop Adelaide Crows from donning SA jumper

South Australia's State Of Origin jumper.

Caroline Wilson An embarrassed and frustrated AFL has intervened in a bid to prevent the Adelaide Crows from wearing the South Australian football jumper in next month's first showdown game.

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AFL courts Jeff Browne for board role

Jeff Browne

Caroline Wilson AFL targets long-time negotiator to take a position on its commission table.

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St Kilda double-dealing

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Caroline Wilson The Saints' appointment has left a lot of people offside.

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Saints snare Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson.

Caroline Wilson Alan Richardson will be installed as St Kilda's new coach on Thursday after the Saints lured the Port Adelaide assistant to Melbourne on Wednesday following two weeks of private negotiations with his...

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Saints may make Power play

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson St Kilda could make a renewed push to interview respected senior assistant Alan Richardson despite the Port Adelaide deputy declaring he had "no interest" in the top job.

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St Kilda: a club in crisis

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Caroline Wilson While the Scott Watters debacle has proved the headline issue, it remains just one of so many unresolved problems.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

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Caroline Wilson Scott Watters' ill-advised interview on SEN proved one final nail in Watters' coaching coffin.

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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

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.