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). In 2014 she won the Melbourne Press Club's Graham Perkin award as Australian journalist of the year. She also won a MPC Quill Award in 2003.

Caroline Wilson (with best friend Corrie Perkin just behind her) at one of the Melbourne Football Club's Pink Lady ...

Barracking for the story

My 19 years as chief football writer of The Age. From a Carlton champion's brave stand to the Essendon saga and wondering whether Eddie McGuire is friend or enemy this month.

Tigers player may be sanctioned over topless photo.

Accused Tiger faces club sanction over topless photo

The Richmond footballer accused of sharing a photograph of a topless woman wearing his 2017 premiership medallion, has returned home from his post-season trip and now faces a significant sanction from the club.

North Melbourne are one of the clubs taking on the AFL over the deal with Etihad Stadium.

Clubs take on the AFL over Etihad Stadium

Concerned club presidents Peter Gordon, Ben Buckley and Peter Summers could approach the AFL Commission next month to lobby for a better deal for their clubs at Etihad Stadium.

Good Friday footy

Saints in mix to play on Good Friday

St Kilda have emerged in a two-way battle with the Western Bulldogs to feature in Good Friday football next season, with North Melbourne virtually assured of hosting the stand alone game for the second year running.

Port's coach Ken Hinkley

How Dons set up Port spending spree

It was in February 2016 that Gillon McLachlan visited Port Adelaide's Alberton home and was given the rounds of the kitchen by coach Ken Hinkley.