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.

If at first you don't succeed

Caroline Wilson Ken Hinkley, the power behind Port Adelaide, is the epitome of resilience and a never-say-die approach to life.

Demons coaching choice is close at hand

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Caroline Wilson Having botched its critical senior coaching appointment less than two years ago, Melbourne has no choice but to look for experience and authority in seeking a replacement for Mark Neeld.

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The Xavier network

Caroline Wilson From grand final players to off-field powerbrokers, Xavier has the lot when it comes to AFL.

Schwab, designated fall guy, walks plank

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Caroline Wilson Decision to sack Melbourne chief executive was made late on Saturday night.

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Date with disaster

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Caroline Wilson Perfect storm that wiped out Melbourne as it was, took place at Geelong's Kardinia Park on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

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Dee-cision on the run

Melbourne coach Mark Neeld

Caroline Wilson Melbourne admits it rushed to appoint Mark Neeld in the face of perceived competition from rival clubs.

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Love of the game

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Caroline Wilson Having done so much of his best work at the MCG, James Hird could not have believed he would return to the home of football to deliver a speech about his love of the game so soon after one of the...

Power, a Giant who once roared, leads the way

Lion-hearted: Luke Power won three flags with Brisbane but now his focus is on helping GWS in its first season.

Caroline Wilson Luke Power's experience stands out at GWS and he will be asked to use it.

'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.

Game divided over Mifsud, Rendell

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Caroline Wilson Football and Australia lost their great Irish recruit Jim Stynes this week.

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Demons want Schwab to stay

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Caroline Wilson Melbourne will move to retain the services of its chief executive Cameron Schwab.

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No title necessary for spiritual leader Stynes

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Caroline Wilson Jim Stynes' decision to formally stand down as Melbourne president was the correct one.