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.

Woman to take top job at Cats

Geelong.

Caroline Wilson Geelong will achieve off-field history next month when it installs the first woman club boss in the AFL.

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Cats legend turns over a new leaf

Gary Hocking.

Caroline Wilson Garry Hocking no longer has issues with his old club, writes Caroline Wilson.

Call for open season on Cats

Travis Boak

Caroline Wilson Geelong's treatment of the Port Adelaide Football Club has been condemned by rival clubs, with West Coast chief Trevor Nisbett declaring the Cats deserved to be the target of a full-scale retribution...

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Cats lose face with error of judgment

Travis Boak

Caroline Wilson Geelong deserves the criticism it has received over the Travis Boak affair.

Cameron Ling puts full-time coaching aspirations on hold

Cameron Ling

Caroline Wilson Cameron Ling has shelved his full-time coaching aspirations – at least for the short term – and will remain at Channel Seven in a commentary role despite a number of senior assistant...

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More Saturday afternoon football at the MCG next year

AFL is set to return to the MCG on Saturday afternoons in season 2015.

Caroline Wilson Saturday afternoon football at the MCG, the once-traditional punctuation mark of winters in Melbourne, will creep back into the AFL calendar next season.

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Players want new concussion rules

AFL players are pushing for independent medical advice for concussions.

Caroline Wilson AFL players are pushing for independent medical advice to determine the fate of potentially concussed players at league games.

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History of the AFL could be turned on its head

Old dark Blues: The Carlton team in 1868.

Caroline Wilson The history of Australian Rules football will soon be turned on its head if a series of recommendations to the AFL commission is accepted - recommendations which will rewrite the official birth date...

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Geelong's Brian Cook would consider AFL CEO role if approached

Brian Cook.

Caroline Wilson Geelong chief Brian Cook has admitted he would ''think about'' the AFL CEO's position if he was approached, with Richmond boss Brendon Gale already understood to be a candidate for the role soon to...

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Brian Cook's philosophy for a better AFL

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Geelong chief executive Brian Cook turns 60 at then end of this year and by any definition must be regarded the most successful club boss in the competition.

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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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Fears over AFL future of GWS Giants captain Phil Davis

Phil Davis competes for the ball.

Caroline Wilson Phil Davis remains in hospital after suffering a kidney injury during the Giants' historic win on Saturday.

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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Patrick Dangerfield looking forward to surf and (home) turf

Patrick Dangerfield (right) with Matt Crouch (left) and James Podsiadly during an Adelaide training session at AAMI Stadium on Wednesday.

Caroline Wilson Patrick Dangerfield did not attempt to contain his excitement at the prospect of the immediate journey at hand.

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Collingwood's Nick Maxwell to mark 200th game

Nick Maxwell

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.

Last season was nearly Nick Maxwell's last

Caroline Wilson Former Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell almost retired at the end of 2013.

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AFL doubles TV costs

Cameras at AFL game.

Caroline Wilson Move by AFL to award its media department the contract to provide crucial match-day vision to clubs at more than double the previous cost receives mixed reviews across 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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Costa joins push to stop Cook leaving Geelong

Geelong's Brian Cook and Frank Costa

Caroline Wilson Former Geelong president Frank Costa has intervened in an attempt to retain the club's long-serving chief executive, Brian Cook.

Query over Selwood deal

Geelong captain Joel Selwood

Caroline Wilson One of Geelong captain's third-party agreements becomes subject of debate.