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.
Caroline Wilson The AFL will open the 2016 season over the Easter long weekend at the MCG after all with Richmond to play host to Carlton on Thursday, March 24.
Caroline Wilson Ken Hinkley has declared Port Adelaide can play finals this season but admits his pre-season fears that his team could struggle under the weight of expectation has been realised.
Caroline Wilson The coaching replacement for Phillip Walsh could come in the form of two men, not one, as Adelaide conceded the tragic death of its senior mentor could force another football department restructure.
Caroline Wilson Netting set up behind the goals at ANZ Stadium has been raised as a potential reason why stadium and AFL ground staff failed to notice the four bolts which cut Jarryd Roughead.
Caroline Wilson Maligned Sydney forward Kurt Tippett played the majority of Saturday night's clash with Hawthorn with a broken hand and is expected to miss at least a fortnight after having a plate inserted.
Caroline Wilson Meredith Walsh asked for two things on Wednesday at the memorial service for her husband Phillip. One was to remember him and his stories and, if possible, write them down and send them her way.
Caroline Wilson The curious case of Harley Bennell is expected to remain just that this week with Gold Coast seemingly determined that the player continue to stand out of football as he is assessed by a series of...
Caroline Wilson It is disappointing that Gold Coast Suns' chiefs have chosen to adopt the AFL's line about Karmichael Hunt.
Caroline Wilson Geelong has approached the AFL Commission for financial relief with the club revealing it will lose close to half a million dollars this season.
Caroline Wilson Troubled Gold Coast Sun Harley Bennell will continue to remain out of football after a succession of talks on Tuesday involving the club, Bennell, the AFL and the players' union.
Caroline Wilson Paul Little's failed presidency of the Essendon Football Club can be traced back to its earliest days – to the last dire days of David Evans' rule, in fact.
Caroline Wilson Gold Coast will move this week to prolong Harley Bennell's suspension with the club formulating an intensified off-field rehabilitation program for the troubled footballer.
Caroline Wilson Few AFL coaches have delivered more in 12 senior games than the half-season Phillip Walsh contributed to the sport he so adored.
Caroline Wilson Few AFL coaches have delivered more in 12 senior games than the half-season Philip Walsh contributed to the sport he so adored.
Caroline Wilson Although he says he probably should, Bernie Vince has no regrets about his football life.
Caroline Wilson A radical AFL proposal to introduce club-branded academies and zones across the competition looks certain to be the headline act emerging from Gillon McLachlan's national review of the game.
Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou is showing no signs of breaking following his cold-turkey withdrawal from the game which consumed close to two decades of his working life.
Caroline Wilson The AFL has taken the radical step of introducing a mid-season rule change after concerns that players were willingly risking head injuries by ducking into contests.
Caroline Wilson Days after the game celebrated Adam Goodes' dance and a near-record Dreamtime attendance at the MCG, it has emerged that the jewel in the AFL's Indigenous broadcasting crown may fold due to lack of...
Matt Murnane, Caroline Wilson The AFL has belatedly weighed in on the debate sparked by Adam Goodes' "war cry" goal celebration, with the Swans star receiving support from league chief executive Gillon McLachlan.