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.

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

Caroline Wilson St Kilda has denied somewhat unconvincingly that its decision to sack Scott Watters was in any way linked to Watters' decision to jump on breakfast radio on Friday morning and insist that all was...

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

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Caroline Wilson Scott Watters' ill-advised interview on SEN proved one final nail in Watters' coaching coffin.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

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St Kilda: a club in crisis

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Caroline Wilson While the Scott Watters debacle has proved the headline issue, it remains just one of so many unresolved problems.

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Saints may make Power play

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Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson St Kilda could make a renewed push to interview respected senior assistant Alan Richardson despite the Port Adelaide deputy declaring he had "no interest" in the top job.

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Saints snare Alan Richardson

Caroline Wilson Alan Richardson will be installed as St Kilda's new coach on Thursday after the Saints lured the Port Adelaide assistant to Melbourne on Wednesday following two weeks of private negotiations with his...

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St Kilda double-dealing

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Caroline Wilson The Saints' appointment has left a lot of people offside.

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$2.5m to help Dees get house in order

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Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson AFL on verge of announcing bail-out package for Melbourne; final figure to be determined.

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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.

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Saints cancel trip with Tiger

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Caroline Wilson Sam Fisher and David Armitage cancel end-of-season trip to US with Dustin Martin.

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Stability is the key for Tiger

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Caroline Wilson Since the season started, Dustin Martin has found refuge in the game.

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Saints debated sacking Watters

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda coach Scott Watters came close to losing his job.

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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Izzy up to it?

Caroline Wilson Selling the Giants was always going to prove the AFL's toughest ongoing task.

Williams not heir apparent

Mark Williams and Kevin Sheedy.

Caroline Wilson Formalisation of Kevin Sheedy's deal says a great deal about two other coaches.

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Boak to remain with Power in $1.3m deal

Travis Boak (right), seen here tackling Bulldog Tom Liberatore last season, has remained loyal to his club.

Caroline Wilson One of the season's most-debated decisions has been reached.

Ratten pulls out of contention for Port Adelaide job

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Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide's dire situation has been further underlined with sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten withdrawing his application for the job.

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Senior Demons drove tanking

The Melbourne 'vault'

Caroline Wilson AFL uncovers secret meeting involving at least 15 Melbourne members in which coaches were reminded of the importance of forfeiting matches in order to gain early draft picks.

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Power of 'family' ties Boak to Port

Travis Boak with his mother Chicki.

Caroline Wilson Moving to Port Adelaide and deciding to stay there - it's all been part of an emotional football journey for Travis Boak. And also for his mother Chicki.

Hardwick's evolution

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Caroline Wilson Coaching giants leave big impression on Tiger mentor.