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 Phil Walsh has become the first current AFL coach to push for a further reduction in interchanges, saying the league failed to make the tough decision at the start of last season when it compromised...
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson The AFL is working to honour its commitment to the game's stars by staging an International Rules trial game in New York later this year.
Caroline Wilson The strong impression picked up after more than an hour with Rory Sloane is that he will end his playing career at the Adelaide Football Club.
Caroline Wilson Adelaide star Rory Sloane has proposed a loyalty scheme for footballers who remain one-club players.
Caroline Wilson Gold Coast has insisted it remains unfazed by Gary Ablett’s ongoing reluctance to commit to the Suns beyond this season.
Caroline Wilson Gold Coast has insisted it remains unfazed by Gary Ablett's ongoing reluctance to commit to the Suns beyond this season.
Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson returned to the AFL Commission table on Monday, 12 months after identifying a serious deficiency in AFL coaching ranks - a deficiency which so resonated with Mike Fitzpatrick's...
Caroline Wilson Linda Dessau's influence upon the game she has fought quietly to reshape can be officially documented from the moment Kevin Sheedy and Peter Jackson almost two decades ago invited her to lunch in a...
Caroline Wilson The NAB Challenge stand-off between Essendon and the AFL remained unresolved on Thursday despite top-level talks between the players' union and head office.
Caroline Wilson, Ronny Lerner The NAB Challenge stand-off between Essendon and the AFL remained unresolved on Thursday despite top-level talks between the players' union and head office.
Caroline Wilson Essendon's ongoing refusal to make itself available for the AFL's pre-season challenge is starting to make a mockery of the competition with just two weeks remaining until the first bounce.
Caroline Wilson The continuing possibility that Essendon will withdraw completely from the AFL's pre-season competition involves a number of ironies not lost on anyone in touch with this devastating chronicle as it...
Caroline Wilson Every listed Essendon player from 2012 would be allowed to withdraw from all 2015 pre-season games under an AFL proposal that would help hide the identities of Bombers players charged with taking...
Caroline Wilson The AFL grand final is in danger of losing its coveted place as Australia's highest rating game of the year unless it moves into a new twilight time slot according to Eddie McGuire.
Caroline Wilson A dispute over crucial anti-doping evidence which the 34 past and present Essendon players facing bans say has been denied to them by ASADA is expected to be resolved at a directions hearing early on...
Caroline Wilson A significant number of senior AFL coaches have continued to avoid meaningful talks with Essendon coach James Hird.
Caroline Wilson A showdown is looming between AFL clubs and their players over the spoils from the next broadcast rights deal.
Caroline Wilson The vexed issue of Mark Thompson's $30,000 debt to the AFL has been settled, with the majority of the fine having been covered by Essendon.
Caroline Wilson On the eve of his 31st season as an AFL coach, Mick Malthouse has given some ground on the vexing issue that has increasingly proved to be his most famous Achilles heel: football's fifth quarter.
Caroline Wilson Negotiations to extend Gary Ablett's five-year contract with the Suns are due to resume this week, with no reason given for the delay.