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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Switkowski report out on Monday

Ziggy Switkowski.

Caroline Wilson Legal challenge from Dean Robinson withdrawn, Ziggy Switkowski report into irregular practices at Essendon to be released on Monday.

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With his legacy secure, Colless calls it a day

Richard Colless

Caroline Wilson Watching Richard Colless in the middle of the MCG after the final siren had sounded on last season there seemed to be a sense of detachment surrounding the Sydney chairman despite the fact his...

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Players to preach respect

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Caroline Wilson AFL stars will be commandeered to deliver personal appeals to fans to stop abusing players during games, with those pleas potentially broadcast before each game on the scoreboards at all venues.

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Proud Colless calls it a day

Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson AFL's current longest-serving club chairman announces his time at Sydney will come to a close after more than 21 years.

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Dons outmuscle Ratten

Carlton walk off after losing to Essendon.

Caroline Wilson The first signs that Brett Ratten's 2012 season would unravel can be traced back to the sunny April afternoon that his unbeaten Blues took on their famous rivals Essendon at the MCG.

Legal risk keeps Dons' probe sealed

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Caroline Wilson A legal threat from the high-performance coach stood down by Essendon in February has delayed the release of the internal probe into the club's supplements scandal.

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Bombers receive findings

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson The day of reckoning is approaching for a number of senior Essendon officials.

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New blood? Bite your tongue

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda's playing list needs some work, but is far from a total wreck.

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We want AFL team: Kiwis

Teams line up for the ANZAC ceremony  at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Caroline Wilson Having achieved a long-held AFL dream of hosting a premiership match outside Australia, St Kilda, the team that sealed the deal, could not quite manage the fairytale.

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Roos under scrutiny over doctor

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Caroline Wilson AFL-ASADA probe into performance-enhancing substances could be widened to include North Melbourne.

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Revisiting past controversy on racial taunts

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Caroline Wilson Tony Shaw's comments on racism in 1991 have haunted him down the years.

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Demons' doctor stands down

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Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Dan Bates stands down following revelations that he had worked with controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.

Jackson's rescue mission

Peter Jackson.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.

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Pie's radio deal waits on approval

Dane Swan.

Caroline Wilson A yet-to-be-signed media deal involving Collingwood's Dane Swan will not kick off as planned on Friday unless it has been cleared by the AFL.

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Powerful relationships are put to the test

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Caroline Wilson Relationships at stake in off-field drama at Essendon an intriguing element.

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Doubts grow over Hird's version of events

James Hird

Caroline Wilson Serious inconsistencies in James Hird's version of events that took place in the 2012 AFL season have become a matter of grave concern for the Essendon board.

Coach's shifting stories worry Bombers board

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Inconsistencies in James Hird's version of events that took place during last year's football season a matter of grave concern for Essendon board.

Doctor who tried to blow the whistle

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Caroline Wilson Doctor Bruce Reid's disenchantment with the fitness and conditioning regime embraced by Essendon coach James Hird has added another damaging layer to the star coach's predicament following...

Supplements request saw club doctor frozen out

James Hird

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Caroline Wilson, Andrew Wu The South Yarra doctor who authorised blood tests for Essendon players at the request of sports scientist Steve Dank has said it was ''really weird'' that he was used rather than the Bombers' club...

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Club doctor 'frozen out'

Essondon Coach James Hird under pressure as claims he took banned substances.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and Caroline Wilson The South Yarra doctor who authorised blood tests for Essendon players at the request of sports scientist Stephen Dank has said it was “really weird” that he was used rather than club doctor Bruce...