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.

Bruce Monteath has called off his challenge

Richmond board challenge called off

Focus on Footy has called a halt to its challenge of the Richmond board as Bruce Monteath confirmed the group will not force the club to hold an extraordinary general meeting.

David Noble.

AFL installs Noble at Brisbane Lions

The AFL's latest indelible imprint on the Brisbane Football Club is close to complete. Having installed Greg Swann as chief executive two years ago after personally removing his predecessor, Gillon McLachlan and his team have now lured David Noble from Adelaide to oversee the Lions' football operation.

A Tiger once more: Neil Balme.

Balme hiring a brilliant move by struggling Tigers

Rarely has the crossing of an AFL club football boss from one team to another caused as much speculation and controversy as Neil Balme's journey from Collingwood back to Richmond, the club he departed 37 years ago after 159 games and two premierships.

Not happy: Dockers CEO Steve Rosich.

Wealthiest clubs in funding battle with AFL

The four wealthiest teams in the AFL are in a new battle with the competition over club funding after learning they will receive no additional money from the new $2.5 billion broadcast rights agreement.