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.

O'Hoy quits the Kangaroos board

Trevor O'Hoy.

Caroline Wilson North Melbourne board to undergo something of a shake-up tomorrow night.

AFL

Full-time CEO, skills boost in coaching changes

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and Richmond coach Damien Hardwick arrive.

Caroline Wilson Premiership coaches Alastair Clarkson and John Longmire along with Fremantle's Ross Lyon have stepped onto the coaches' board.

AFL

Blues tell Malthouse to lift his media game

Carlton Press Conference with coach Mick Malthouse.

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

Chad Wingard, football's hottest young property and the fresh face of reconciliation

Chad Wingard

Caroline Wilson The love story that created football's hottest young property goes some way to explaining how the quiet, high-achieving basketball fanatic Chad Wingard became not only the poster boy for the rebuilt...

AFL

Failed: AFL report says of Hawthorn's Tasmanian push

Hawthorn has 8000 Tasmanian members, with a total of 25,000 AFL club members across the state.

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE An AFL-backed report into the game's future in Tasmania has questioned Hawthorn's commitment to developing the code down south and concluded that the club has failed to capture "the hearts...

AFL

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

North Melbourne pushes for three games in Hobart

North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena

Caroline Wilson North Melbourne has confirmed it will push to play three home games in Hobart next year as the AFL appears to have drawn the battle lines over the future of home-and-away football in Tasmania.

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AFL

Blues crying out for off-field leadership

Caroline Wilson dinkus

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.

AFL

Hird case goes into extra time

Sorry sign: Essendon's banner against North Melbourne on Saturday.

Caroline Wilson Threat of Supreme Court injunction by James Hird's legal team alleviated at the 11th hour.

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AFL

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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Laidley latest to join exodus from Saints

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Another domino has fallen at St Kilda with senior assistant Dean Laidley quitting the club on the eve of the pre-season to join Mick Malthouse at Carlton.

AFL investigates Roos over Hansen

North Melbourne's Lachlan Hansen

Caroline Wilson The AFL is investigating a North Melbourne player's concussion.

Buckley poised to join Roos

Ben Buckley

Caroline Wilson In what would surely prove the final flourish to what has been a stunning winter season for the North Melbourne Football Club, Ben Buckley now looks a near certainty to take over as that club's chief...

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Tirade may cost Roo coach

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott with captain Andrew Swallow yesterday.

Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane Brad Scott could be sanctioned for his quarter-time tirade aimed at GWS's James McDonald..

AFL

Eade rules out Port Adelaide job

Rodney Eade.

Caroline Wilson Rodney Eade has ruled out a potential return to senior coaching at Port Adelaide.

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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Football

Explain yourself, AFL tells Roos

Lachie Hansen.

Caroline Wilson North Melbourne under fire over handling of Lachlan Hansen concussion investigation.

'We tried to stop tanking'

Melbourne players after losing to Richmond in 2009.

Caroline Wilson Angry Melbourne footballers made a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009.

AFL

Roos boss grilled over concussion

Facing questions: North Melbourne football boss Donald McDonald.

Caroline Wilson Donald McDonald faces allegations he influenced testimony of Lachlan Hansen during AFL probe.

Football

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.