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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Port Adelaide fitness chief Darren Burgess fears industry's reputation will suffer because of the Essendon supplements scandal

Darren Burgess

Caroline Wilson One of the AFL's most respected high-performance chiefs has admitted his industry has been tarnished and that the damage will continue to resonate for some years.

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Port Adelaide and Renault now motoring along

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Caroline Wilson One year ago Port Adelaide boldly stepped into the MCG, a move plenty of football people would dearly love to have made this weekend, to launch their new major sponsor Renault.

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Eade rules out Port Adelaide job

Rodney Eade.

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

Ratten pulls out of contention for Port Adelaide job

Brett Ratten.

Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide's dire situation has been further underlined with sacked Carlton coach Brett Ratten withdrawing his application for the job.

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Mick Malthouse confronted umpire over contentious free kick

Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

Caroline Wilson The AFL has played down a pre-game incident during round two in which Mick Malthouse confronted a senior umpire about a costly and contentious free kick he had awarded in 2013 against the Blues.

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Dean Bailey remembered as a straight-shooter

Dean Bailey

Caroline Wilson Dean Bailey's premature death on the eve of the 2014 AFL season has provoked so many mixed emotions and demanded some reflection on the tumultuous events that punctuated his final years in the game...

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AFL intervenes to stop Adelaide Crows from donning SA jumper

South Australia's State Of Origin jumper.

Caroline Wilson An embarrassed and frustrated AFL has intervened in a bid to prevent the Adelaide Crows from wearing the South Australian football jumper in next month's first showdown game.

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

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

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Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

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Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

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Blues and Tigers to play once

Collingwood and Carlton.

Caroline Wilson Traditional rivals Carlton and Richmond will play each other only once in the next home-and-away season.

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Saints chief set to stay on

Chris Pelchen.

Caroline Wilson Chris Pelchen denies he tendered his resignation to the club's board earlier this month.

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Footy on Sunday nights set for Seven

Sunday night footy will be a first for Seven.

Caroline Wilson AFL to trial up to three prime-time games on Channel Seven on Sunday nights in 2014.

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda has denied somewhat unconvincingly that its decision to sack Scott Watters was in any way linked to Watters' decision to jump on breakfast radio on Friday morning and insist that all was...

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Sacking signals Saints' turmoil

Caroline Wilson Scott Watters' ill-advised interview on SEN proved one final nail in Watters' coaching coffin.

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Choco block: Tiges may step in

Enjoying the Richmond gig: Mark Williams with Trent Cotchin earlier this year.

Caroline Wilson Richmond could thwart St Kilda's attempt to poach highly regarded assistant Mark Williams.

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Saints may make Power play

Alan Richardson.

Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson St Kilda could make a renewed push to interview respected senior assistant Alan Richardson despite the Port Adelaide deputy declaring he had "no interest" in the top job.

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Saints snare Alan Richardson

Caroline Wilson Alan Richardson will be installed as St Kilda's new coach on Thursday after the Saints lured the Port Adelaide assistant to Melbourne on Wednesday following two weeks of private negotiations with his...

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St Kilda double-dealing

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Caroline Wilson The Saints' appointment has left a lot of people offside.

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Clumsy case of communication breakdown

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Caroline Wilson St Kilda's bungled handling of Stephen Milne rape charges a hard act to follow.

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Finally, it's all about football and the fans

Caroline Wilson On the final Saturday of winter it can truly be said that it is all about the game.