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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Pressure builds on Frawley

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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...

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Saints chief set to stay on

Chris Pelchen.

Caroline Wilson Chris Pelchen denies he tendered his resignation to the club's board earlier this month.

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Pre-season picks 'a circus'

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Caroline Wilson Radical plan to introduce a ''captains' pick'' representative game on eve of 2014 season slammed as ''circus and a sideshow'' by one club chairman.

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

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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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St Kilda double-dealing

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

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Freo pays extra $50,000 to play

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Caroline Wilson The AFL has refused to pay the additional cost of a chartered flight that brought the Fremantle players and support staff to Melbourne.

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Hawks atone but Freo set for return

Caroline Wilson The ball was dribbling towards the AFL members' wing in a swirling wind at the moment Hawthorn atoned for 2012.

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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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SA, WA clubs to go it alone

Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson West Australian and South Australian clubs losing patience in battle to field stand-alone teams.

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Blues chase early Pies clash

Andrew Walker and Harry O'Brien.

Caroline Wilson Carlton wastes no time in working to recoup its multimillion-dollar investment in new coach Mick Malthouse, requesting a home fixture against Collingwood in round two next season.

The stress test

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

AFL gets tough on coach poaching

Ross Lyon

Caroline Wilson The AFL has pushed ahead with its plan to impose massive fines on clubs that engage in coach poaching and will write ''integrity'' clauses into every new deal struck between clubs and their senior...

Watters set to burst Saints' bubble

Ambitions for change: St Kilda coach Scott Watters is keen to take the club to new heights.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda's new coach was an admirer of the team before he arrived - and hasn't been disappointed with what he's found - but there will be changes.

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Saints stick with Nick

Nick Riewoldt.

Caroline Wilson Nick Riewoldt will captain St Kilda again this season after receiving the overwhelming support of his teammates and coaches.

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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.

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Duo back on right track

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Caroline Wilson Of the young players who disgraced the club a year ago, two have listened and learnt.