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.

Fate of Guy McKenna and Brenton Sanderson shows shift in power base

Suns coach Guy McKenna

Caroline Wilson Far from feeling rushed or even emboldened by Adelaide's clumsy handling of the dismissal of coach Brenton Sanderson, Gold Coast should regard the Crows' actions as a cautionary tale.

The comeback of Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey

Caroline Wilson To the uninitiated it would seem that Wayne Carey's so-called resurrection says as much about forgiveness being the second nature of football.

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Giants call on stars in hunt for answers

Greater Western Sydney has conceded 115 goals over its past five matches.

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney has called upon Stephen Silvagni, Dermott Brereton and Craig Lambert to beef up its inexperienced coaching department under rookie coach Leon Cameron for the rest of 2014...

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Last hurrah? Let's hear it for the fans

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson Predicting the timing of Andrew Demetriou's departure from a job that his influence and pay packet suggests is the most powerful in Australian sport has been a fruitless game that has accompanied the...

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Nick Riewoldt and the AFL's lost boys

Caroline Wilson Players have struggled with life after football, says the Saints skipper

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Pre-season picks 'a circus'

Football

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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Dons did not check Dank

Stephen Dank

Caroline Wilson Essendon employed Stephen Dank last season without reference-checking the discredited sports scientist.

Dons' treatment of 'Weapon' a mystery

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Caroline Wilson Dean Robinson will not be the only official to leave the club when this saga ends.

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Cats legend turns over a new leaf

Gary Hocking.

Caroline Wilson Garry Hocking no longer has issues with his old club, writes Caroline Wilson.

Chief vows to preserve AFL culture

Gillon McLachlan

Caroline Wilson, Jared Lynch The AFL's acting chief, Gillon McLachlan, has vowed to fight any threat of a rugby league-style culture creeping into the game, following Geelong's blatant raid on Port Adelaide club champion Travis...

Cats lose face with error of judgment

Travis Boak

Caroline Wilson Geelong deserves the criticism it has received over the Travis Boak affair.

Ablett's aspect brightens

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Caroline Wilson Gary Ablett has grown in his role at Gold Coast to the great benefit of the young club.

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Cotchin is Tigers' best as awards keep coming

Richmond best and fairest winner Trent Cotchin with his partner Brooke Kennedy at Crown Palladium.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.

Captain Callan?

Callan Ward set to be named GWS skipper.

Caroline Wilson AFL's newest club looks certain to settle upon co-captains, with Luke Power and Callan Ward the outstanding favourites.

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Brown expected to be dropped from leadership group

Campbell Brown

Caroline Wilson Campbell Brown expected to be replaced by Michael Rischitelli as deputy vice-captain.

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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.

Top player agent may quit game

Caroline Wilson Alex McDonald has guided the fortunes of players ranging from Andrew Lovett to Aaron Davey.

Suns working to make players feel at home - away from home

Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chief Travis Auld freely admitted yesterday his club has made some mistakes.