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.

AFL to fine-tune tribunal system so low-grade offences don't lead to suspensions

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Low-grade reportable incidents such as Steve Johnson's kneeing of Scott Thompson would result in a fine and not a suspension under a proposed new AFL judicial system to be put forward to the 18 club...

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Essendon desperate for clarity as burden of supplements inquiry becomes close to intolerable

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Caroline Wilson Several hours before the ball was bounced to start the Collingwood-Essendon Anzac Day clash, Bombers captain Jobe Watson spoke to his chairman Paul Little and implored him to seek an end game to what...

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Hird still king, but in exile

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Caroline Wilson Of all the ground-breaking developments at AFL headquarters over 30 dramatic hours at the start of this week the most bizarre was Essendon's decision to re-sign James Hird as he became the first AFL...

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Hird is still clinging to faint hope

Caroline Wilson Late on Monday, the coach was still fighting for his standing and, more pertinently, his job.

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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Pre-season picks 'a circus'

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Caroline Wilson Radical plan to introduce a ''captains' pick'' representative game on eve of 2014 season slammed as ''circus and a sideshow'' by one club chairman.

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St Kilda: a club in crisis

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Caroline Wilson While the Scott Watters debacle has proved the headline issue, it remains just one of so many unresolved problems.

Ablett's aspect brightens

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Caroline Wilson Gary Ablett has grown in his role at Gold Coast to the great benefit of the young club.

Colless clears shadows

Caroline Wilson Richard Colless has not let a struggle with depression stop him from being at the helm of Sydney.

AFL refuses to rule out twilight decider

Is a twilight grand final on the cards?

Caroline Wilson Saturday's twilight preliminary final increased TV audience by a million viewers, says AFL.

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A game of both shock and awe

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Off-field scandals and AFL pre-seasons have come together with toxic regularity since Andrew Demetriou joined the league at the beginning of the 21st century.

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Holidays to bump best and fairest

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Caroline Wilson AFL clubs on verge of significant dispute with players over best and fairest presentations.

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'Jim accepted his place and embraced the intoxicating influence he exerted over his chosen passions'

Caroline Wilson He was 18, wearing a massive grin and a Gaelic football blazer when I first met him.