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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Health problem forces Daniher to leave Eagles

Caroline Wilson A serious health issue has forced Neale Daniher to resign his position as football operations boss of West Coast.

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Neale Daniher's biggest battle

Neale Daniher's last game as Melbourne coach.

Caroline Wilson You may or may not locate Neale Daniher's familiar face at the MCG today in the West Coast coaches' box.

AFL hold on Swans' extra cash

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Caroline Wilson The AFL has wrested control of Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance away from the Swans and ensured the club's richest footballers no longer receive extra money outside the standard salary...

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Drive to cut footy car deals

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Caroline Wilson Major row brewing between AFL, players and clubs over third party car arrangements.

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Bombers push for Daniher as boss

Essendon's famous four: (from left) Terry, Neale, Anthony and Chris Daniher with legendary coach Kevin Sheedy (centre) in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Essendon targets Neale Daniher as it sets about rebuilding the club.

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Saints debated sacking Watters

Scott Watters

Caroline Wilson St Kilda coach Scott Watters came close to losing his job.

Clubs to target-test players

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Caroline Wilson AFL players will be drug tested more than ever before as part of a raft of reforms to the competition's illicit drugs policy, to be outlined at Thursday's conference of the 18 clubs.

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Bid for level playing field

Trevor Nisbett.

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

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Swans 'bewildered' by McGuire's gaffe

Adam Goodes.

Caroline Wilson Adam Goodes has eventually accepted an apology from Eddie McGuire after lengthy conversations between Goodes, Sydney chiefs and McGuire himself over radio host's inappropriate reference about using...

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Swans unite behind gutted victim Goodes

Swans coach John Longmire.

Caroline Wilson and Jesse Hogan After a week in which Adam Goodes has twice found himself at the centre of a racial vilification controversy, Sydney Swans coach John Longmire said the Brownlow medallist would need some support to...

Judd's foul play gets him 4 weeks

Chris Judd leaves the AFL tribunal last night.

Caroline Wilson Chris Judd confronted at AFL headquarters by harshest and most damning judges he has faced in his career.

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Chief vows to preserve AFL culture

Gillon McLachlan

Caroline Wilson, Jared Lynch The AFL's acting chief, Gillon McLachlan, has vowed to fight any threat of a rugby league-style culture creeping into the game, following Geelong's blatant raid on Port Adelaide club champion Travis...

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.

AFL needs to help men in trouble

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Caroline Wilson Some players simply seem to be ill-suited to a lengthy holiday period.

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Dream team's nightmare

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Caroline Wilson That the Essendon Football Club and its multimillion-dollar football department and dream team of coaches allowed its team to be hijacked by so-called sports scientists has been a massive issue for...

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Bombers failed to run rule over Dank

Steve Dank

Caroline Wilson Essendon employed Stephen Dank last season without reference-checking the discredited sport scientist with any of his past three football employers, including the Gold Coast Suns.

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Dons did not check Dank

Stephen Dank

Caroline Wilson Essendon employed Stephen Dank last season without reference-checking the discredited sports scientist.

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Logo, mini-draft on table

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Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson In-season mini-draft, ban on top clubs poaching free agents and possible sale of AFL logo on front of player jumpers options discussed in bid to ease gap between AFL's rich and poor.

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Revisiting past controversy on racial taunts

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Caroline Wilson Tony Shaw's comments on racism in 1991 have haunted him down the years.

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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