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 Whichever way you present it, the AFL’s decision to clear Essendon players Jobe Watson and Dustin Fletcher to play in Saturday’s international rules match against Ireland is one that...
Caroline Wilson Paul Little's handling of Mark Thompson on Wednesday remains symbolic of the unprecedented football disaster area the Essendon Football Club has become.
Caroline Wilson The AFL has given Mark Thompson one week to settle his debt with the competition's governing body or face being banned from working in the industry.
Caroline Wilson Port Adelaide will post a loss of close to $2 million this year, despite the club recording record attendances, membership and a top-four finish.
Caroline Wilson Essendon has confirmed that Mark Thompson has finished up at the club after a tense meeting with club officials on Wednesday.
Caroline Wilson Essendon’s longest-serving director will depart as the Bombers embark on an intriguing board election that has seen nine candidates challenge for two positions at the troubled club.
Caroline Wilson The after-match kick-to-kick on the MCG, once a regular fixture of winter Melbourne weekends, will return in 2015.
Caroline Wilson Former Essendon director Beverly Knight has urged Bombers chairman Paul Little not to resist the push for board regeneration.
Caroline Wilson The decision by Nick Riewoldt to publicly support his former teammate Stephen Milne in court on Thursday has come at a heavy cost for the St Kilda captain.
Caroline Wilson Former Melbourne Storm chief Ron Gauci’s official push for a place on the Essendon board came 24 hours after a robust and occasionally uncomfortable meeting with Bombers chairman Paul Little.
Caroline Wilson Carlton is planning to abandon its gate-sharing deal with traditional rival Richmond when the two teams open the AFL's 2015 home-and-away season.
Caroline Wilson Mark Thompson’s football future looks certain to be placed next month in the hands of the AFL Commission when it faces the conundrum of the dual premiership coach’s refusal to accept his...
Caroline Wilson AFL media unit set for a facelift with the impending departure of the league’s most senior communications adviser, James Tonkin.
Caroline Wilson Travis Auld appears to have done his bit for AFL relationships.
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...