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.

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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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.

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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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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

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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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Blues told: no Bomber bombshells

Mick Malthouse.

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

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Clubs back AFL in row with Bombers

Bulldogs President Peter Gordon speaks to the press.

Matt Murnane, Scott Spits and Caroline Wilson The league's 17 other clubs have lined up behind the AFL in its dispute with Essendon, calling on the Bombers to avoid fighting its bitter legal battle with the league in the courts.

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Holding Dons to ransom not fair, says agent

Craig Kelly.

Caroline Wilson Craig Kelly accuses at least one rival AFL manager of holding Essendon to ransom.

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Clubs unanimous on Good Friday

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

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Hawks atone but Freo set for return

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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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Jackson's rescue mission

Peter Jackson.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.

Bye, bye to prospect of a longer season

Matt Finnis.

Caroline Wilson More matches will mean more teams are out of finals reckoning.

AFL

Bid for level playing field

Trevor Nisbett.

Caroline Wilson AFL bid to close the growing divide between rich and poor clubs.

If at first you don't succeed

Keen to coach: Port Adelaide’s Ken Hinkley.

Caroline Wilson Ken Hinkley, the power behind Port Adelaide, is the epitome of resilience and a never-say-die approach to life.

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Stars in anti-abuse push

The Adam Goodes incident has put the issue of abuse during AFL matches in the limelight.

Caroline Wilson AFL fast-tracks scoreboard campaign in which star footballers will appeal to fans to stop abusing players.

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Hawks back Demons aid

Andrew Newbold

Caroline Wilson Hawthorn will push for hapless Melbourne to receive an enlarged salary cap next season after witnessing the Demons' despair first-hand.

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Cameron relishing Giant task

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Caroline Wilson The young coach is slowly moulding his side while the club works hard to retain Kevin Sheedy in an ambassadorial role.

It's time for AFL to stamp out the stomp

Caroline Wilson Surely there is a point where sport ends and violence begins?

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Williams not heir apparent

Mark Williams and Kevin Sheedy.

Caroline Wilson Formalisation of Kevin Sheedy's deal says a great deal about two other coaches.

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