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.

AFL

Blues tell Malthouse to lift his media game

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.

AFL

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...

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Blues crying out for off-field leadership

Caroline Wilson Two significant board meetings scheduled for Monday will go some way to shaping football's future and that of one of the sport's most famous clubs.

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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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Blues and Tigers to play once

Collingwood and Carlton.

Caroline Wilson Traditional rivals Carlton and Richmond will play each other only once in the next home-and-away season.

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Sydney at war with the Blues

Greg Swann

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE The bad blood between Melbourne and Sydney has become toxic.

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Blues dig deep as Mick suits up

Mick Malthouse.

Caroline Wilson Carlton's board will sign off on a three-year maximum $3 million contract offer to Mick Malthouse, with the 59-year-old three-time premiership coach to be approached by the Blues as early as today.

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Shake-up for Blues' board

Australia Post chief executive Ahmed Fahour.

Caroline Wilson Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour looks set to achieve his long-held ambition to run the Carlton Football Club.

Malthouse ready to sign on with Blues

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse to sign up today to coach Carlton for the next three years.

AFL

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.

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AFL, Blues are all a'Twitter

Carlton's Brock McLean

Caroline Wilson In the case of Brock McLean and his misguided tweet, the Blues were absolutely right in refusing to suspend him.

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

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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.

Steve Trigg appointed as Carlton chief executive

Steven Trigg.

Caroline Wilson Carlton has appointed Steven Trigg as its new chief executive in a move which has created yet another vacancy at the helm of an AFL club with Adelaide immediately embarking upon its own executive...

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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.

Fan initiatives could have fresh face in Travis Auld

Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chief executive Travis Auld is looming as one fresh face in Gillon McLachlan's new look executive team as the new AFL boss sets in place a long-term plan to bring more fans to the football.

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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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Carlton voices concerns over Essendon saga

Carlton Football Club.

Caroline Wilson Carlton joins growing chorus of disenchanted clubs concerned at the detrimental effect Essendon's drug saga is having on the competition.

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Gillon McLachlan gets nod as AFL chief

AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan will be announced as the AFL's new CEO this morning, with a press conference on the matter expected at 11am.

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How Gillon McLachlan got to be the AFL's No. 1

Gillon McLachlan

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan's journey to the AFL's top job can be charted back to the day some 18 months ago that he sat opposite his old boss Andrew Demetriou with his head in his hands unable to speak.

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Gillon McLachlan starts AFL reshuffle

Gillon McLachlan.

Caroline Wilson The first significant reshuffle of the Gillon McLachlan regime is set to take place within days, with AFL Victoria chief Grant Williams to move into a newly created senior role overseeing the state...