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.

Richmond president says team must be better

Caroline Wilson Peggy O'Neal says winning run will not ‘blind’ club.

Mark Thompson the only coach to hold on to $5000 development subsidy

Mark Thompson is resisting the AFLCA push.

Caroline Wilson The cash-strapped AFL Coaches' Association has convinced all but one of the 18 senior club coaches to each sacrifice a $5000 professional development subsidy in a bid to restore the organisation's...

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...

AFL

Martin move best for Richmond

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Caroline Wilson The best scenario for Damien Hardwick and his team is to let Dustin Martin go.

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Martin wants to stay a Tiger

Caroline Wilson Disgraceful handling of troubled young footballer Dustin Martin reaches a low point.

AFL

Eade rules out Port Adelaide job

Rodney Eade.

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

'We sold our soul' on Tippett deal: Reid

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Caroline Wilson It did not take long for the ink to dry — or more accurately the send icon on the email to function — before Adelaide football boss John Reid knew his club had committed to a terrible thing.

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Tippett legal demand to be set free

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Caroline Wilson THE latest legal shot in what has become something of an off-season battlefield for the AFL over the past month came from Kurt Tippett late on Monday when he pushed to be immediately delisted by...

AFL

Tippett legal demand to be set free

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Caroline Wilson The latest legal shot in what has become something of an off-season battlefield for the AFL over the past month came from Kurt Tippett late on Monday when he pushed to be immediately delisted by...

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AFL

Fisher on outer at Saints?

St Kilda's Sam Fisher

Caroline Wilson Off-field behaviour of yet another senior AFL footballer becomes a serious issue.

AFL

Drugs collision course

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Caroline Wilson The AFL clubs appear on a collision course with their players over holiday drug testing, as several club chiefs confirmed they would take on the players union over target testing of suspected illegal...

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The stress test

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Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.

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Winmar struggling with his image

Caroline Wilson The curtains opened to signify the official launch of the AFL season and Andrew Demetriou emerged to speak through a strange puff of smoke.

Buddy shoots himself in foot

Caroline Wilson Lance Franklin's crazy decision to take hostage of Hawks' season suddenly seems increasingly risky for him.

Old home is calling Saints

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy and Nick Dal Santo during a drill at the Saints training session at their old headquarters in Moorrabbin.

Caroline Wilson Club may split training time between its old home and the Linen House Centre at Seaford.

AFL to disclose player drugs tests

Drug testing

Caroline Wilson THE AFL will reveal today how many players tested positive for illegal drugs last season.