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.

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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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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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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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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

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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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Pressure builds on Frawley

Danny Frawley.

Caroline Wilson Danny Frawley will not like this column. A political animal from way back - and he needed to be during his nine years captaining St Kilda and five as coach of Richmond - as well as one of the games...

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.

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Collingwood's Nick Maxwell to mark 200th game

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Caroline Wilson Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013. It had not been the happiest of seasons, and the outgoing Collingwood captain believed he had had enough of football and that the feeling was mutual.

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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.

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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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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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Blues told: no Bomber bombshells

Mick Malthouse.

Caroline Wilson Carlton coaches expected to caution players against sledging opponents.

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Finally, it's all about football and the fans

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Caroline Wilson On the final Saturday of winter it can truly be said that it is all about the game.