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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Leppitsch the new Lions coach

Caroline Wilson Triple Brisbane premiership defender's apointment confirmed by the club.

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Lions could join Saints in NZ adventure

Brisbane v St Kilda, during round 5 of the AFL season, played at The Gabba in Brisbane, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Lions James Polkinghorne and St Kilda Zac Dawson Picture by Paul Harris

Caroline Wilson The Brisbane Lions are front-runners to travel to New Zealand next season to take on St Kilda.

Swans threaten to scale down their NSW development

Sydney Swans boss Andrew Ireland.

Caroline Wilson Sydney has threatened to radically scale down its investment in developing the game in NSW should the AFL revise the bidding system in a move which could force the club to pay a higher price for...

Steve Trigg appointed as Carlton chief executive

Steven Trigg.

Caroline Wilson Carlton has appointed Steven Trigg as its new chief executive in a move which has created yet another vacancy at the helm of an AFL club with Adelaide immediately embarking upon its own executive...

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Gold Coast queries AFL's values as academy stoush intensifies

Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff.

Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chairman John Witheriff✓ has questioned the AFL’s business values and accused it of a lack of courtesy in the decision to review the bidding system for development academy...

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Roos and Demons still coming to terms with sins of the past

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Caroline Wilson If the Melbourne Football Club’s attempt five years ago to lose games for early draft choices did not already sit high on the long list of the game’s most haunting cautionary tales, then...

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Tigers and Sydney in the money

Richmond v Sydney Swans

Caroline Wilson Gillon McLachlan has unveiled his vision for a more open and collaborative AFL in his first meeting with the 18 club chiefs.

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Mid-level AFL clubs unhappy with equalisation plans

Fremantle chief Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson The AFL’s historic bid to create an even football competition is facing a mutinous response from at least five middle-level clubs disenchanted in the belief they will be be harshly taxed by...

Fan initiatives could have fresh face in Travis Auld

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Caroline Wilson Gold Coast chief executive Travis Auld is looming as one fresh face in Gillon McLachlan's new look executive team as the new AFL boss sets in place a long-term plan to bring more fans to the football.

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Travis Auld to join McLachlan's executive

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Caroline Wilson The AFL has poached Travis Auld - the man it placed in charge of its 17th team the Gold Coast Suns - to take centre stage in the new Gillon McLachlan administration.

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Rob Kerr to head Essendon's football department

Rob Kerr

Jake Niall and Caroline Wilson Essendon has appointed Rob Kerr to a senior football role as part of a new structure at the Bombers.

Swans' cost-of-living allowance on way out, but rent subsidy on way in

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Caroline Wilson Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance will be removed by the start of the 2017 season but the AFL will compensate the Swans with a new rent subsidy allowance which the league will pay...

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Greg Swann to stand down as Carlton CEO

AFL arlton CEO Greg Swann arrives for the AFL drug summit.30th January 2013 Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane In a profound mid-season leadership overhaul for Carlton, Greg Swann is set to stand down as club CEO next month, on Stephen Kernahan’s final day as president.

Greg Swann stands down as Carlton CEO

Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Carlton chief executive Greg Swann has resigned and will leave the club in the middle of June alongside outgoing president Stephen Kernahan.

Lyall Gorman in frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton

Carlton chief executive Greg Swann.

Caroline Wilson One of the most dynamic bosses in Australian soccer, short-listed for the vacant CEO's position at Brisbane Lions, has also entered the frame to replace Greg Swann at Carlton.

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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...

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Sydney is fighting to retain its cost-of-living allowance

Sydney Swans intra club match.

Caroline Wilson The Sydney Swans are mounting a case to preserve the contentious cost-of-living allowance.

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Holding Dons to ransom not fair, says agent

Craig Kelly.

Caroline Wilson Craig Kelly accuses at least one rival AFL manager of holding Essendon to ransom.

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AFL threat a blow to Matthews

Angus Johnson.

Caroline Wilson The AFL appears to have thrown its support behind Lions chairman Angus Johnson with three-time premiership coach Leigh Matthews now in serious doubt to return to the club and serve on the board.

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Hawks fly flag in Tasmania

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Caroline Wilson Hawthorn will launch the defence of its premiership in Tasmania.