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.

The growing influence of Alastair Clarkson

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Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson’s push to regulate the business of AFL coaching has gathered a momentum which must surely earn him the title as the most influential coach in the game and one of the most...

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Chad Wingard, football's hottest young property and the fresh face of reconciliation

Chad Wingard

Caroline Wilson The love story that created football's hottest young property goes some way to explaining how the quiet, high-achieving basketball fanatic Chad Wingard became not only the poster boy for the rebuilt...

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Game was 'ambushed': Alastair Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson calls for sweeping reforms to AFL coaching ranks to block any repeat of Essendon supplements scandal.

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AFL coaches back push to introduce coaching entry rules

Hawthorns coach Alastair Clarkson

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's push to legislate against unqualified coaches has gained momentum.

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

Paul Roos.

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

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Leppitsch the new Lions coach

Justin Leppitsch.

Caroline Wilson Triple Brisbane premiership defender's apointment confirmed by the club.

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Reid in the spotlight over Tippett scandal

Kurt Tippett.

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

The stress test

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Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.

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Voss sacking opens door to sign Roos

Parallel universe: Michael Voss and James Hird shared the 1996 Brownlow Medal.

Caroline Wilson Inescapable conclusion is that Paul Roos will next year return to AFL coaching.

Voss not boss

Michael Voss and Paul Roos.

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Brisbane coach Michael Voss will depart the Lions after being told on Tuesday that his contract would not be renewed at the end of 2013.

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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.

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.

Coaching boys' club a lucrative business

Caroline Wilson Once on the AFL coaching merry-go-round it's not desirable - or easy - to get off.