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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Leppitsch the new Lions coach

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

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Clubs unanimous on Good Friday

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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

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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

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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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Goodwill from Saints' win goes up in smoke

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda's romantic farewell at Etihad Stadium last Saturday erased so much of the pain of the 2013 season.

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AFL caught short at a crucial time

Caroline Wilson It was among the most meaningful advice Ken Hinkley could offer his players in the final round of 2013 and it came at quarter-time at AAMI Stadium's last AFL game.

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Monfries' September surprise

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Caroline Wilson Angus Monfries finds himself, and not any of his former team, playing finals.

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Bombers push for Daniher as boss

Essendon's famous four: (from left) Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher with legendary coach Kevin Sheedy (centre) in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Essendon targets Neale Daniher as it sets about rebuilding the club.

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Finally, it's all about football and the fans

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Caroline Wilson On the final Saturday of winter it can truly be said that it is all about the game.

Hird still king, but in exile

Caroline Wilson Of all the ground-breaking developments at AFL headquarters over 30 dramatic hours at the start of this week the most bizarre was Essendon's decision to re-sign James Hird as he became the first AFL...

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Hird and his club pay highest of prices

Essendon coach James Hird  leaves his Toorak home for Tuesday's hearing.

Caroline Wilson Essendon coach dramatically backs down and accepts a one-year ban from the game.

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AFL imposes deadline on Essendon negotiations

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Caroline Wilson Essendon will face a contested hearing before the AFL Commission unless it reaches a negotiated settlement today over penalties it receives for its 2012 supplement program.

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