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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Saints look at VFL team to play at Moorabbin

St Kilda

Caroline Wilson Stand-alone VFL team playing from Moorabbin is one part of St Kilda's ambitious vision for the club.

Western Bulldogs transform Whitten Oval into new home for women's football

Looking forward: Western Bulldogs Womenâ??s team and the Footscray Bulldogs VFL team members (left to right)  Lauren Arnell, Lin Jong, Aasta Oâ??Connor and Jason Tutt welcome the boost to Whitten Oval.

Caroline Wilson A $1.5 million upgrade of the Whitten Oval will transform the ground into the Victorian showcase for women's football, the fastest growing Australian Rules competition in the country.

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Saints in line to go marching back to Junction Oval after AFL brokers complex deal

Junction oval

Caroline Wilson The AFL has pledged $10 million to secure the return of St Kilda to its suburban heartland.

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...

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AFL boss Gillon McLachlan opts for low-key approach ahead of testing times

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Caroline Wilson Little more than a month since assuming the so-called most powerful job in Australian sport, Gillon McLachlan looks headed for the shortest honeymoon period since Ross Oakley took over the then VFL...

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History of the AFL could be turned on its head

Old dark Blues: The Carlton team in 1868.

Caroline Wilson The history of Australian Rules football will soon be turned on its head if a series of recommendations to the AFL commission is accepted - recommendations which will rewrite the official birth date...

Saints closer to heading home

St KIlda

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

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Saints closer to heading home to Junction Oval

Saints looking to train at Junction Oval

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

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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...

St Kilda's sorry Seaford sojourn

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda’s decision to relocate to Seaford remains, for all that club’s political posturing and diplomatic double-talk, one of the worst decisions in the club’s 117-year history.

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Blues crying out for off-field leadership

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Caroline Wilson Two significant board meetings scheduled for Monday will go some way to shaping football's future and that of one of the sport's most famous clubs.

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Stadium issues rile AFL, clubs

Demetriou

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.

Melbourne president's plan to turn the Demons into the Yankees

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne chairman Glen Bartlett has unveiled his long-term vision to transform the club into the New York Yankees of the AFL which would see the Demons become a team of choice for Melburnians as...

Magpie Dane Swan star guest at Mick Gatto restaurant fund-raiser

Dane Swan

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Caroline Wilson and Cameron Houston Collingwood footballer Dane Swan was the star attraction at a $200-a-head dinner promoted and attended by underworld boss Mick Gatto and other gangland figures and held this week at a pizza...

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Game was 'ambushed': Alastair Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson

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

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Stephen Dank booking to speak at charity lunch a big blunder

Assistant coach Dean Wallis.

Caroline Wilson The sad implications behind Dean Wallis' decision to lure Stephen Dank to a sportsman's lunch has not been lost on any of the major players.

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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.

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Hawks atone but Freo set for return

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Caroline Wilson The ball was dribbling towards the AFL members' wing in a swirling wind at the moment Hawthorn atoned for 2012.

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Fans witness a great heist on grand final day

Tripping the light: Adam Goodes and Jarrad McVeigh hoist aloft the cup of dreams.

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

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Meet the AFL commissioners

Caroline Wilson The AFL's final farewell comes from the chairman Mike Fitzpatrick on grand final day.