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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Mick Malthouse still to learn that results not the only measure of a coach

Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse's half-hearted mea culpa on Thursday said as much about the changing times in which he is coaching as about the man himself.

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Mick Malthouse confronted umpire over contentious free kick

Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

Caroline Wilson The AFL has played down a pre-game incident during round two in which Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

Hawthorn demolishes soft Swans in AFL grand final

The moment of triumph: Hawthorn players raise their arms in jubilation as the final siren sounds on Saturday.

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...

When James Hird caught up with a few of his fellow senior coaches

Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson James Hird's breakthrough first meeting with a somewhat threadbare group of senior AFL coaches underlined again the exiled Bomber's deep personal dislike of Andrew Demetriou and a threatening regime...

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Melbourne coach Paul Roos sounds out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba

Heritier Lumumba.

Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.

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Blues tell Malthouse to lift his media game

Carlton Press Conference with coach Mick Malthouse.

Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse's admission that he may need to change his demeanour in post-match media conferences came after a series of frank in-house discussions at the club.

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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.

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No apologies from incoming Carlton president Mark LoGiudice

New man: Mark LoGiudice is determined to restore Carlton's fortunes.

Caroline Wilson Carlton's new president Mark LoGiudice has refused to apologise for his bold multimillion-dollar attempt to poach Hawthorn recruiting chief Graham Wright, conceding the Blues had fallen behind in...

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Greg Swann to stand down as Carlton CEO

AFL arlton CEO Greg Swann arrives for the AFL drug summit.30th January 2013 Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane In a profound mid-season leadership overhaul for Carlton, Greg Swann is set to stand down as club CEO next month, on Stephen Kernahan’s final day as president.

Greg Swann stands down as Carlton CEO

Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Carlton chief executive Greg Swann has resigned and will leave the club in the middle of June alongside outgoing president Stephen Kernahan.

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Carlton recruiting boss Shane Rogers ready to walk out

Carlton Football Club.

Caroline Wilson Disillusioned Carlton recruiting boss Shane Rogers is on the verge of walking out on the club in the belief that Blues power broker Bruce Mathieson and incoming chairman Mark LoGiudice were...

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Malthouse can rebuild Carlton, says Stephen Kernahan

In happier times: Stephen Kernahan welcomes Mick Malthouse to the club back in September 2012.

Caroline Wilson Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has backed Mick Malthouse to rebuild the struggling Blues, conceding his club was ''a fair way off'' the top four.

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Blues' messy board handover close to completion

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Caroline Wilson Stephen Kernahan's reign at Carlton for all intents and purposes has finished. Within a fortnight one of the messier and more protracted board handovers will finally be completed when the relatively...

Last season was nearly Nick Maxwell's last

Caroline Wilson Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013.

Frawley under pressure

Caroline Wilson The AFL Coaches’ Association is facing the most significant crossroad in its short existence and Frawley is by extension under pressure.

Laidley latest to join exodus from Saints

Caroline Wilson Another domino has fallen at St Kilda with senior assistant Dean Laidley quitting the club on the eve of the pre-season to join Mick Malthouse at Carlton.

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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

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

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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.