Caroline Wilson has reportedly stepped down from her position as chief football writer at The Age.
Caroline Wilson to stand down
Caroline Wilson has held the position of Chief Writer for nineteen years at The Age where she has cemented her place as one of Australia’s most talked about AFL writers.
Wilson will be replaced by Jake Niall from Fox Sports.
“It’s been a great privilege to have spent the past two decades covering the greatest sport in the world at one of the world’s best newspapers,” Wilson told The Age.
“Although this is a melancholy day for me I’m so happy to be continuing as a contributor to The Age.
“Writing a weekly column during the football season and being involved with the podcast is the ideal transition for me to do other things and I’m so proud to be handing over the baton to my great friend and long-time colleague Jake Niall.”
At this stage we’re not too sure of Wilson’s reason for stepping down- could it be a Richmond Premiership hangover?
Whilst she has plenty of critics I quite enjoy Wilson’s views on the game. She isn’t afraid to upset people and ruffle a few feathers with her writing which is something I find refreshing.
It is understood Wilson will be remaining at The Age as a weekly columnist.