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.

Taylor Walker learns how to run again

Caroline Wilson Taylor Walker is not overstating it when he says his life changed on the April day last year he went down on one knee at the MCG.

AFL

Steven Trigg's appointment as Carlton chief executive a victory for second chances

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Caroline Wilson Steven Trigg's emergence as the new boss of one of Australian football's most famous clubs will be seen by less generous AFL observers as yet another victory for the boys' club.

AFL

Essendon continues to duck for cover

Caroline Wilson The latest and potentially most laughable attempt by Essendon to make the AFL accountable for its own dangerous and potentially illegal drugs program has struck a chord as the club continues to point...

AFL

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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AFL

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.

Patrick Dangerfield to weigh up Adelaide prospects

Patrick Dangerfield remains a prime target of the Cats.

Caroline Wilson The explosive midfielder would return to Victoria if he believed he had no chance of team success with the Crows.

AFL

Clubs unanimous on Good Friday

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Caroline Wilson AFL chief faces biggest challenge yet over steadfast refusal to schedule games on Good Friday.

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Demetriou defends Swans

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Caroline Wilson AFL chief executive hits out at clubs pushing for review of Sydney allowances.

Richmond's Graham in talks with Crows

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Caroline Wilson Richmond's Angus Graham holds talks with Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson with a view to signing on with the Crows.

'We sold our soul' on Tippett deal: Reid

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Caroline Wilson It did not take long for the ink to dry — or more accurately the send icon on the email to function — before Adelaide football boss John Reid knew his club had committed to a terrible thing.

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Irony and disaster in Tippett affair

Caroline Wilson Letter that has haunted Adelaide chief Steven Trigg is in breach of AFL rules.

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AFL

Tippett backed off AFL court move

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Caroline Wilson Kurt Tippett came close to taking AFL to court after learning league would block trade.

Crows to face music

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Caroline Wilson Club must lose draft picks and get a heavy fine from the AFL over the Tippett deal.

Football

Reid in the spotlight over Tippett scandal

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Caroline Wilson AFL investigators take an interest in John Reid's relationship with the Brisbane Lions.

AFL

Roos boss grilled over concussion

Facing questions: North Melbourne football boss Donald McDonald.

Caroline Wilson Donald McDonald faces allegations he influenced testimony of Lachlan Hansen during AFL probe.

Tippett, Crows on draft rule charges

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Caroline Wilson KURT TIPPETT and his former club Adelaide have been charged with a series of rule breaches by the AFL, and will be summoned to appear before the commission next week.

Australian football

Adelaide, Tippett to face music

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Caroline Wilson Kurt Tippett and his former club charged with a series of rule breaches by the AFL and will be summoned to appear before the Commission next week.

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AFL

New letter emerges on Tippett

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Caroline Wilson Second incriminating letter emerges in Kurt Tippett saga indicating that Crows officials attempted to cover tracks after putting in writing potentially unlawful agreement with player.

AFL

Cooking the books: new charges laid

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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.

Adelaide, Tippett to face music

Caroline Wilson THE hidden deal that persuaded Kurt Tippett to remain an Adelaide Crow could halt the AFL career of club chief executive Steven Trigg and remove Tippett's right to play the game during his prime...