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 confident crowds will return despite low figure for pre-season final

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik AFL refuses to link Friday night's dismal NAB Cup turn-out with negative publicity.

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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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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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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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Ailing Dees to put case to AFL Commission

Caroline Wilson Melbourne's bid for an AFL-funded multi-million dollar restructure comes with the club still struggling to lure an experienced football boss and uncertainty lingering over the replacement for...

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Dees have hurt league: Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has disputed Melbourne chief executive Peter Jackson's assertion that Melbourne is ''a huge impediment to the industry'', but conceded the Demons' dreadful on-field...

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Man for all seasons

Andrew Demetriou: 'I've got unfinished business and I'm ready to hit the decks.'

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou, in London near the end of his mid-season break, says his family deserved some of his time.

Colless clears shadows

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

Two tribes go to war

Trent Cotchin and Marc Murphy.

Caroline Wilson Young leaders will be chasing old glories in Melbourne season opener.

Mother's Day is an opportunity for AFL

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Caroline Wilson The AFL owes its female fans a spot in the limelight.

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Bombers raid on round one

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Caroline Wilson Richmond's hold on the AFL season opener is looking tenuous with Essendon confirming it will push to play Carlton next year in round one at the MCG.

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Tigers get no joy from bid to shift game

Brendon Gale.

Caroline Wilson Richmond's bid for venue shift later this month would upstage Geelong's premiership flag celebrations.

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