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.

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

Caroline Wilson

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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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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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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Kernahan may stay for one more year

A year to go: Stephen Kernahan (right) with Chris Judd.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Carlton's presidential succession plan has hit a significant hurdle.

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Trigg's payback time

Caroline-Wilson-sport-dinks

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

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St Kilda's Ahmed Saad faces two-year drugs ban

St Kilda's Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson AFL investigating whether St Kilda footballer took a banned substance after an irregular sample was provided by the player early this month.

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Shocked Saad faces 2-year ban

Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda forward says he is 'surprised and extremely disappointed' after returning a positive test to a banned substance within the past month, but he faces a two-year suspension from the game.

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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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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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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Hawks atone but Freo set for return

Caroline Wilson dinkus

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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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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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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AFL aims for indigenous all-stars trip to Ireland

Steven Verrier of the Tigers is tackled during the exhibition match between the Richmond Tigers and the Indigenous All-Stars at Traeger Park in Alice Springs earlier this year. The game was not televised.

Caroline Wilson Cautious support from clubs, cream of indigenous talent pledges to take part.

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Bombers chief out, but will any others follow suit?

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson Ian Robson was gracious and sporting when he fell on his sword during another sad Windy Hill chapter in the disappointing recent off-field story of the Essendon Football Club.

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