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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Eddie McGuire's passion can be a pitfall

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Caroline Wilson Eddie McGuire's voice is so loud it cannot help prove a distraction to his staff.

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Swans' cost-of-living allowance on way out, but rent subsidy on way in

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Caroline Wilson Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance will be removed by the start of the 2017 season but the AFL will compensate the Swans with a new rent subsidy allowance which the league will pay...

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Mid-level AFL clubs unhappy with equalisation plans

Fremantle chief Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson The AFL’s historic bid to create an even football competition is facing a mutinous response from at least five middle-level clubs disenchanted in the belief they will be be harshly taxed by...

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Josh Bootsma sacked by Carlton

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Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Carlton youngster Josh Bootsma has become the first AFL player to be sacked for social media misconduct, after the Blues terminated his contract on Tuesday.

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Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

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Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.

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Sydney is fighting to retain its cost-of-living allowance

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Caroline Wilson The Sydney Swans are mounting a case to preserve the contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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Recruiting Lance Franklin a 'bad move', says GWS boss

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Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney pushes for the AFL to cut its financial support of the Swans.

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AFL, power clubs ready for showdown over equalisation

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire is leading the charge against a tax on club revenues.

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou and his team will try to push through new Robin Hood-style taxes to reshape competition.

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Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

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Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

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AFL hold on Swans' extra cash

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Caroline Wilson The AFL has wrested control of Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance away from the Swans and ensured the club's richest footballers no longer receive extra money outside the standard salary...

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Drive to cut footy car deals

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Caroline Wilson Major row brewing between AFL, players and clubs over third party car arrangements.

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Martin to stay with Tigers

Staying put: Dustin Martin is set to remain at Richmond.

Caroline Wilson Richmond star will sign a two-year deal with the Tigers worth close to $1 million.

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Tigers' contract fight

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.

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Buddy offer off the table

Lance Franklin.

Caroline Wilson Hawthorn begins to envisage a future without its champion forward.

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AFL threat a blow to Matthews

Angus Johnson.

Caroline Wilson The AFL appears to have thrown its support behind Lions chairman Angus Johnson with three-time premiership coach Leigh Matthews now in serious doubt to return to the club and serve on the board.

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Bellamy to mentor Hird

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Two expected to meet in coming weeks as first step of potential mentoring role to be considered by Storm coach.

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Franklin deal uncovers depth of animosity between Sydney rivals

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Caroline Wilson IN just three short weeks since his part in Hawthorn's 11th premiership, Lance ''Buddy'' Franklin has redrawn the AFL landscape and made a genuine claim that one player can actually prove himself...

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Buddy the game changer

Buddy Franklin.

Caroline Wilson Franklin's Sydney move and his attitude to the Irish tour has damaged the AFL.

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.

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Cooking the books: new charges laid

Kurt Tippett.

Caroline Wilson Adelaide entered into secret agreement with sponsor to divert payments to Kurt Tippett after he knocked back an offer to join Gold Coast.