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 Rarely have the fortunes of the AFL ridden so hard on the back of one team as they will next season on the once mighty Richmond Football Club.
Caroline Wilson Even in the context of the dramatic twists and turns of this contractually bereft off-season, Eddie McGuire's refusal to release Rodney Eade from his contract was bizarre.
Caroline Wilson The AFL seems certain to adopt a new strategy in its traditional struggle with the Mothers' Day football fixture, looking to unveil a six-game "Super Saturday" in round six next season and scheduling...
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has demanded financial compensation for the loss of its contracted football boss Rodney Eade, who on Tuesday accepted a three-year deal to coach the Gold Coast.
Caroline Wilson Gold Coast has offered Rodney Eade the senior coaching job with the 56-year-old almost certain to be the man to take the club into the finals.
Caroline Wilson Australian Olympic Committee chief John Coates has expressed some sympathy for ASADA as the anti-doping body comes under fire from the AFL players for its laborious investigation into the 2012...
Caroline Wilson Players lawyer Tony Hargreaves has accused ASADA boss Ben McDevitt of being "disingenuous" and slammed the ongoing delays in the case of the 34 past and present Essendon players as "inexcusable".
Caroline Wilson Richmond will be a major beneficiary of the AFL's guaranteed supporter-friendly fixture with 14 games at the MCG next season and up to six home Saturday afternoons at its preferred home ground in a...
Caroline Wilson Gold Coast Suns likely to make a bold play for Rodney Eade, in a bid for an experienced coach to replace Guy McKenna.
Caroline Wilson The AFL's pledge to deliver football back to its heartland supporters will see Saturday night games brought forward to an earlier start next season after fans told the AFL that those showcase matches...
Caroline Wilson St Kilda’s revamp of its football department has continued with the resignation of Chris Pelchen.
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik The AFL players' union will summon as many as possible of the 34 Essendon players issued with show-cause notices to a meeting within days.
Caroline Wilson The man who put together the playing list of the AFL's youngest team is set to quit the club after the 2014 national draft.
Caroline Wilson The 34 past and present Essendon players who were swamped on Friday with hundreds of pages of evidence from Australia's anti-doping body look likely to accelerate the cases against them and front an...
Caroline Wilson AFL chief says rash of high-profile broken contracts over trade period a direct result of footballers taking a stand about work environments.
Caroline Wilson There remains a clear possibility Thompson will not be involved in the AFL next year.
Caroline Wilson Rodney Eade has ruled himself out of the senior Gold Coast job saying he had become virtually reconciled to the fact that his coaching days were over.
Caroline Wilson Michael Voss’ decision to quit his various media roles and join Port Adelaide has signalled the triple premiership captain’s desire to return to senior coaching in future.
Caroline Wilson Sydney coach John Longmire has accused the AFL of denying the Swans and their players one of the "fundamental planks" underpinning both the rights of footballers and effective club list management.
Caroline Wilson Peter Gordon's extraordinarily upbeat version of just how the financially struggling Western Bulldogs had terminated a senior coach's position with two years remaining on his contract demonstrated...