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.

Magpie Dane Swan star guest at Mick Gatto restaurant fund-raiser

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 needs to help men in trouble

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Caroline Wilson Some players simply seem to be ill-suited to a lengthy holiday period.

Pies must tackle bad behaviour

Collingwood should seriously consider sacking Dane Swan. If it has not already.

Caroline Wilson Collingwood should seriously consider sacking Dane Swan. If it has not already.

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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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Football

Chiefs break ranks on drugs

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Caroline Wilson Two AFL club bosses would feel uncomfortable knowing the identity of drug offenders.

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.

AFL

Bombers push for Daniher as boss

Essendon's famous four: (from left) Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher with legendary coach Kevin Sheedy (centre) in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Essendon targets Neale Daniher as it sets about rebuilding the club.

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Rendell a scapegoat

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Caroline Wilson The Adelaide recruiter made public the sentiments of those at several clubs.

AFL probes Bulldog star's onfield slur

Caroline Wilson Football's dirtier verbal laundry is no longer left on the playing arena.

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Tigers sack Connors, suspend Martin

Richmond Tigers

Caroline Wilson Richmond has sacked its errant midfielder Daniel Connors and suspended his star teammate Dustin Martin following an undiclosed off-field incident.

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Petty training breach was the straw that broke the Tiger's back

Daniel Connors.

Caroline Wilson The close friendship between Daniel Connors and Dustin Martin tells a tale of two very different footballers.

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