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.

Hawthorn demolishes soft Swans in AFL grand final

Caroline Wilson There was a telling moment late in the third quarter of Hawthorn's 63-point erasure of the Sydney Swans at the MCG that spoke to the build-up, the soap opera and the climax of the quest for...

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The agony before and after the ecstasy

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Caroline Wilson Mitch Morton's football story, like most fairytales, has a deeper, darker side, one which he accepts will haunt him for the rest of his life.

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A Bridge too far for Swans

Kevin Sheedy and John Longmire.

Caroline Wilson Bad blood continues to flow between the two cross-city rivals in Sydney.

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Stars in anti-abuse push

The Adam Goodes incident has put the issue of abuse during AFL matches in the limelight.

Caroline Wilson AFL fast-tracks scoreboard campaign in which star footballers will appeal to fans to stop abusing players.

Blood brothers

Adam Goodes and Swans coach John Longmire share a moment during training this week.

Caroline Wilson The Swans, from coach John Longmire to the president and players, are united as one behind a shattered Adam Goodes.

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Goodes, the bad and the ugly: a week of heartache

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Caroline Wilson ANYONE doubting the influence Adam Goodes holds over the Sydney Swans and the reverence they hold for him only had to be at the club on Wednesday in the hours that followed Eddie McGuire's racial...

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It's time for AFL to stamp out the stomp

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Caroline Wilson Surely there is a point where sport ends and violence begins?

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'Never say die' pays big time for Swans

AFL Grand Final 2012 at The MCG , Hawthorn v Sydney Swans , Jude Bolton celebrates with fans Saturday 29th of September 2012 , Photo Pat Scala The Age

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

Fans witness a great heist on grand final day

Tripping the light: Adam Goodes and Jarrad McVeigh hoist aloft the cup of dreams.

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

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

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