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.

Port Adelaide aiming to wear 'prison bar' guernsey against Richmond

Caroline Wilson Collingwood has cautiously supported an application from Port Adelaide to wear its heritage "prison bar" guernsey against Richmond in Sunday's elimination final as a radical compromise to the clash...

The growing influence of Alastair Clarkson

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Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson’s push to regulate the business of AFL coaching has gathered a momentum which must surely earn him the title as the most influential coach in the game and one of the most...

Taylor Walker learns how to run again

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Caroline Wilson Taylor Walker is not overstating it when he says his life changed on the April day last year he went down on one knee at the MCG.

Fan initiatives could have fresh face in Travis Auld

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Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chief executive Travis Auld is looming as one fresh face in Gillon McLachlan's new look executive team as the new AFL boss sets in place a long-term plan to bring more fans to the football.

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Ian Collins predicted Port Adelaide would go broke in three years under Adelaide Oval deal

Both the Crows and the Power were alarmed at the high costs and low match returns from early season games.

Caroline Wilson Former Etihad Stadium boss Ian Collins advised Port Adelaide against signing the contentious Adelaide Oval agreement, warning chairman David Koch that the club would be broke within three seasons...

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Steven Trigg's appointment as Carlton chief executive a victory for second chances

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Caroline Wilson Steven Trigg's emergence as the new boss of one of Australian football's most famous clubs will be seen by less generous AFL observers as yet another victory for the boys' club.

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Stadium issues rile AFL, clubs

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Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's parting shot at the MCG on Friday underlines the AFL's long history of hostility with the game's spiritual home.

AFL

SA football boss defends Adelaide Oval costs

The Crows' average attendance at Adelaide Oval is more than 47,000 - 16 per cent ahead of projections - lifting their average total attendances up 8000 to 38,230.

Caroline Wilson South Australian football boss Leigh Whicker has defended the high early cost of staging games at the Adelaide Oval.

AFL

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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Game was 'ambushed': Alastair Clarkson

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Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson calls for sweeping reforms to AFL coaching ranks to block any repeat of Essendon supplements scandal.

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Eade rules out Port Adelaide job

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Caroline Wilson Rodney Eade has ruled out a potential return to senior coaching at Port Adelaide.

Demetriou goes into bat for Port

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Caroline Wilson AFL chief willing to discuss club with any prospective coaches.

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Power of 'family' ties Boak to Port

Travis Boak with his mother Chicki.

Caroline Wilson Moving to Port Adelaide and deciding to stay there - it's all been part of an emotional football journey for Travis Boak. And also for his mother Chicki.

AFL

Trigg's payback time

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Caroline Wilson Steven Trigg reports back for duty on Monday - poorer, fitter and hopefully wiser.

SA, WA clubs to go it alone

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Caroline Wilson West Australian and South Australian clubs losing patience in battle to field stand-alone teams.

AFL

Players lead multicultural charge

Majak Daw.

Caroline Wilson Majak Daw one of nine employed by AFL under new, expanded multicultural program.

AFL

Mifsud 'deeply offended'

Questions: Matt Rendell and Caroline Wilson on Footy Classified on Monday night.

Caroline Wilson Matt Rendell ''deeply offended'' his former St Kilda colleague Jason Mifsud when he compared struggles of African footballers with ''your blokes''.

The son rises in a new era at Tigerland

Steven Morris with his father, Kevin, who also played for the Tigers.

Caroline Wilson Tonight, in front of an expected 80,000 people at the MCG, Steven Morris will make his AFL debut against his father's old enemy, Carlton.

Living the Dream

Indigenous Richmond footballer Shane Edwards

Caroline Wilson Reports of Shane Edwards' non-indigenous background have been greatly exaggerated.

Revamp for national cup

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Caroline Wilson Competition under fire from Victorian clubs and struggling for relevance on Fox Footy.