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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New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

Caroline Wilson A new multimillion-dollar proposal to redevelop North Ballarat's showgrounds precinct has rekindled the prospect of AFL games at Eureka Stadium.

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Geelong's Brian Cook would consider AFL CEO role if approached

Brian Cook.

Caroline Wilson Geelong chief Brian Cook has admitted he would ''think about'' the AFL CEO's position if he was approached, with Richmond boss Brendon Gale already understood to be a candidate for the role soon to...

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Nick Riewoldt and the AFL's lost boys

Caroline Wilson Players have struggled with life after football, says the Saints skipper

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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.

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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AFL chairman needs to show leadership

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson That the AFL season's opening has been hijacked by the Hird family is beyond dispute.

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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.

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...

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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.

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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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Commission will investigate AFL's handling of Essendon saga

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson AFL chief admits he could have played a more meaningful role in prolonged and compromised negotiations with Essendon that included the administrative oversight that allowed suspended coach James Hird...

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AFL, power clubs ready for showdown over equalisation

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire is leading the charge against a tax on club revenues.

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou and his team will try to push through new Robin Hood-style taxes to reshape competition.

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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 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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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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Clubs back AFL in row with Bombers

Bulldogs President Peter Gordon speaks to the press.

Matt Murnane, Scott Spits and Caroline Wilson The league's 17 other clubs have lined up behind the AFL in its dispute with Essendon, calling on the Bombers to avoid fighting its bitter legal battle with the league in the courts.

AFL warned Hird against peptides

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE League warned Essendon coach in late 2011 to not involve his players in a peptides program.

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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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AFL caught short at a crucial time

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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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Reid decision reeks of hunger for closure by AFL

Caroline Wilson dinkus

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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