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 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.
Caroline Wilson The AFL has conceded it antagonised a significant section of football fans early this season in its attempts to revamp home-and-away games at the MCG and Etithad Stadium.
Caroline Wilson A series of unscheduled but high level conversations behind the glass at the MCG last Saturday night underlined the complexities around the booing of dual Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes.
Caroline Wilson Carlton president Mark LoGiudice said he would "not lose a minute's sleep" over the potential damage Mick Malthouse's next media interview could inflict upon the club but added he hoped both the...
Jake NIall, Caroline Wilson and Ronny Lerner Carlton president Mark LoGiudice has cited a loss of trust between his board and Mick Malthouse as the reason behind the veteran coach's sacking on Tuesday afternoon.
Caroline Wilson There was a disturbing hint of menace underneath the official Carlton media conference that announced the bitter end of Mick Malthouse's 30-year coaching career.
Caroline Wilson, Claire Siracusa Mick Malthouse's sacking as coach of Carlton is expected within hours after a radio interview saw Carlton chiefs immediately call an unscheduled meeting of board members and chief executive Steven...
Caroline Wilson For the second time in four years, Mick Malthouse and his broken heart have lurched onto a collision course with their football club.
Caroline Wilson Mick Malthouse's record-breaking coaching career is expected to end within a fortnight, with Carlton bringing forward its decision on the beleaguered senior coach.
Caroline Wilson Leon Cameron has defended the Giants' big brother club the Gold Coast Suns and their horrendous start to the 2015 season.
Caroline Wilson No one was more dismayed than Leon Cameron when, roughly this time last season, his fledgling team was on the wrong end of a series of thrashings and the spotlight shone not upon him or his players...
Caroline Wilson Former Magpie Craig Stewart has labelled Collingwood's handling of his son James 'a disgrace' and called for clubs to improve their duty of care towards potential father-son selections.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson The AFL is considering softening the rules surrounding father-son picks.
Caroline Wilson West Coast boss Trevor Nisbett has urged the AFL clubs to show caution in their determination to push for a tougher stance on illicit drugs.
Caroline Wilson A radical proposal to drug test teenaged footballers before they enter the AFL draft has been placed on the game's review agenda by league football boss Mark Evans.
Caroline Wilson The near-perfect retirement of Port Adelaide premiership player Kane Cornes could all have been so different had the end come, as it seemed to be unfolding, two or three years ago.
Caroline Wilson The near-unanimous thumbs-down to the AFL's latest attempt to jazz up the last month of the season should not defeat Gillon McLachlan and his team as they work towards a fairer fixture.
Caroline Wilson, Emma Quayle An American-style interactive national draft extravaganza is being shaped by the AFL with the first stages to be unveiled to the 18 club chiefs on Thursday.
Caroline Wilson Richmond has been fined $5000 for failing to provide up-to-date player address information to ASADA, the club said in a statement on Wednesday.