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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Buddy lucky that no one was hurt in latest driving mishap

Caroline Wilson It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.

AFL hold on Swans' extra cash

Swans dive against Eagles (Thumbnail)

Caroline Wilson The AFL has wrested control of Sydney's controversial cost-of-living allowance away from the Swans and ensured the club's richest footballers no longer receive extra money outside the standard salary...

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Swans say no to Roos, Dew stays

Happier times: Sydney coach Paul Roos and chairman Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson Sydney blocks Paul Roos' bid to anoint Stuart Dew as coach-in-waiting at Melbourne.

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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...

Slip or a slur, McGuire enrages Swans

Eddie McGuire on radio.

Caroline Wilson If Adam Goodes was devastated at the MCG last Friday night then by Wednesday morning he was as angry as some of his friends had seen him.

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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...

Swans to get the drop on Hawks

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Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson AFL will break with protocol and schedule Hawthorn in second preliminary final.

'Never say die' pays big time for Swans

AFL Grand Final 2012 at The MCG , Hawthorn v Sydney Swans , Jude Bolton celebrates with fans Saturday 29th of September 2012 , Photo Pat Scala The Age

Caroline Wilson Most premierships are foregone conclusions by the time living minutes become dying seconds in the twilight of grand final day. Many are anti-climactic and usually the short-priced favourite gets up.

Demetriou defends Swans

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson AFL chief executive hits out at clubs pushing for review of Sydney allowances.

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Swans chief now turns on Geelong

Back on the attack: Sydney Swans chairman Richard Colless.

Caroline Wilson Feud between Sydney and Melbourne clubs shows no signs of abating.

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A Bridge too far for Swans

Kevin Sheedy and John Longmire.

Caroline Wilson Bad blood continues to flow between the two cross-city rivals in Sydney.

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Great divide: Longmire attacks 'disrespectful' view of Swans

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Caroline Wilson Reigning premiership coach John Longmire has registered his disappointment with Greater Western Sydney chief executive David Matthews and his "disrespectful" comments about the Swans, as the bad...

Caroline Wilson

Davis spreads the word for Swans

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Caroline Wilson Some weeks ago Nick Davis stood on the SCG and recreated again and again several versions of the left-foot snap that, in 2005, cruelled Geelong in a second semi-final.

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AFL coaching: The buck stops here

Paul Roos.

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

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Fears over AFL future of GWS Giants captain Phil Davis

Phil Davis competes for the ball.

Caroline Wilson Phil Davis remains in hospital after suffering a kidney injury during the Giants' historic win on Saturday.

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Sydney's Dan Hannebery warned about off-field behaviour

Dan Hannebery

Caroline Wilson Sydney officials warned Dan Hannebery in December about his off-field behaviour after becoming concerned about repeated reports linked to the All-Australian midfielder.

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Recruiting Lance Franklin a 'bad move', says GWS boss

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Greater Western Sydney pushes for the AFL to cut its financial support of the Swans.

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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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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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Buddy offer off the table

Lance Franklin.

Caroline Wilson Hawthorn begins to envisage a future without its champion forward.

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