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.

Face in the crowd: AFL boss Gillon McLachlan at the AFLW season opener

Women fly high as AFL drags its feet

For all his last-ditch attempts to manage expectations around the national launch of women's football, it seems that Gillon McLachlan and his team have created a monster with the birth of AFL Women's.