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.

When James Hird caught up with a few of his fellow senior coaches

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Caroline Wilson James Hird's breakthrough first meeting with a somewhat threadbare group of senior AFL coaches underlined again the exiled Bomber's deep personal dislike of Andrew Demetriou and a threatening regime...

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The comeback of Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey

Caroline Wilson To the uninitiated it would seem that Wayne Carey's so-called resurrection says as much about forgiveness being the second nature of football.

Mark Thompson the only coach to hold on to $5000 development subsidy

Mark Thompson is resisting the AFLCA push.

Caroline Wilson The cash-strapped AFL Coaches' Association has convinced all but one of the 18 senior club coaches to each sacrifice a $5000 professional development subsidy in a bid to restore the organisation's...

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

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

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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

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...

Laidley latest to join exodus from Saints

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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'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.

AFL

Whistleblowers begin to break code of silence

AFL

Caroline Wilson TWO AFL players have stepped forward and "blown the whistle", complaining to the AFL of irregular practices at their clubs.

AFL players blow the whistle

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson Two AFL players have stepped forward and 'blown the whistle', complaining to the AFL of irregular practices at their clubs.

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The stress test

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Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.