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.

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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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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.

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.

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Expect clubs to queue up for former Magpie

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Caroline Wilson Geoff Walsh has instantly become the hottest off-field property in the game.

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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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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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Roos under scrutiny over doctor

North Melbourne Kangaroos.

Caroline Wilson AFL-ASADA probe into performance-enhancing substances could be widened to include North Melbourne.

AFL

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...

AFL

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...

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.

AFL

Whistleblowers begin to break code of silence

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