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.

Western Bulldogs transform Whitten Oval into new home for women's football

Caroline Wilson A $1.5 million upgrade of the Whitten Oval will transform the ground into the Victorian showcase for women's football, the fastest growing Australian Rules competition in the country.

Gordon back in charge of the Bulldogs

Caroline Wilson Peter Gordon sought reassurance from AFL bosses Mike Fitzpatrick and Andrew Demetriou before agreeing to return to the helm of the Western Bulldogs after 17 years.

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Tigers and Sydney in the money

Richmond v Sydney Swans

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan has unveiled his vision for a more open and collaborative AFL in his first meeting with the 18 club chiefs.

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Gold Coast queries AFL's values as academy stoush intensifies

Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff.

Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff✓ has questioned the AFL’s business values and accused it of a lack of courtesy in the decision to review the bidding system for development academy...

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Mid-level AFL clubs unhappy with equalisation plans

Fremantle chief Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson The AFL’s historic bid to create an even football competition is facing a mutinous response from at least five middle-level clubs disenchanted in the belief they will be be harshly taxed by...

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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...

AFL

Geelong accuses AFL of caving in to Magpie-led campaign on equalisation

Colin Carter

Caroline Wilson Geelong president Colin Carter has accused the AFL of caving in to a Collingwood-led campaign in its failure to adequately address the growing divide between the rich and poor clubs.

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New proposal for AFL games in Ballarat

An artist's impression of the development of Ballarat's showgrounds.

Caroline Wilson A new multimillion-dollar proposal to redevelop North Ballarat's showgrounds precinct has rekindled the prospect of AFL games at Eureka Stadium.

AFL

Demons want Pink Lady night to become a women's blockbuster

Field of Women Breast cancer awareness game at the MCG.

Caroline Wilson Melbourne boss Peter Jackson said his club would work to transform last Saturday night's 'Pink Lady' game into the first women's blockbuster on the AFL calendar and has the support of new league boss...

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Giants call on stars in hunt for answers

Greater Western Sydney has conceded 115 goals over its past five matches.

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney has called upon Stephen Silvagni, Dermott Brereton and Craig Lambert to beef up its inexperienced coaching department under rookie coach Leon Cameron for the rest of 2014...

Lyall Gorman in frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton

Carlton chief executive Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson One of the most dynamic bosses in Australian soccer, short-listed for the vacant CEO's position at Brisbane Lions, has also entered the frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton.

AFL

Hawks atone but Freo set for return

Caroline Wilson dinkus

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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Footy on Sunday nights set for Seven

Sunday night footy will be a first for Seven.

Caroline Wilson AFL to trial up to three prime-time games on Channel Seven on Sunday nights in 2014.

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Saints snare Alan Richardson

Alan Richardson.

Caroline Wilson Alan Richardson will be installed as St Kilda's new coach on Thursday after the Saints lured the Port Adelaide assistant to Melbourne on Wednesday following two weeks of private negotiations with his...

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AFL, power clubs ready for showdown over equalisation

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire is leading the charge against a tax on club revenues.

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou and his team will try to push through new Robin Hood-style taxes to reshape competition.

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Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

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Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

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Clubs unanimous on Good Friday

Demons logo

Caroline Wilson AFL chief faces biggest challenge yet over steadfast refusal to schedule games on Good Friday.

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AFL refuses to rule out twilight decider

Is a twilight grand final on the cards?

Caroline Wilson Saturday's twilight preliminary final increased TV audience by a million viewers, says AFL.

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Gordon back in charge

Presidential meeting: Peter Gordon with David Smorgon.

Caroline Wilson Former Bulldogs president will replace David Smorgon in December.

AFL's ticking time bomb

Sydney Swans chairman Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson Sydney chairman Richard Colless questions AFL's commitment to 10 clubs in Victoria.

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