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 It was in one of his early conversations with Gary Ablett that Rodney Eade decided to run past his captain an observation involving his father, the enigmatic Gary senior.
Caroline Wilson The AFL coaches are negotiating an annual $500,000 deal with Fox Footy that which will see opposing coaches hold joint post-game press conferences.
Caroline Wilson The strange decision by Andrew Demetriou last month to publicly and glowingly endorse his former executive Andrew Catterall has cast a shadow over AFL headquarters, leaving past and present staff...
Caroline Wilson Essendon's desperate but determined campaign to lure Kevin Sheedy back to the Bombers has been successful.
Caroline Wilson In what has emerged as the most surprising coaching handover of the 2015 pre-season, Matthew Nicks will replace Ken Hinkley for the next fortnight of NAB Challenge games.
Caroline Wilson The AFL's redesign of its often controversial and generally clunky judicial system appears as practical and pragmatic as it was fine tuned and well considered.
Caroline Wilson Every day since he snatched the Adelaide coaching job with a performance that left the Crows' interview panel speechless, Phil Walsh has learnt something new about himself and the game that he has...
Caroline Wilson The contentious substitute rule could be removed by the end of 2015 as part of an AFL push to simplify and streamline interchange rotations.
Caroline Wilson AFL boss Gillon McLachlan will push to fast track the launch of a national women's league with the goal of creating an Australia-wide competition by the start of 2017.
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.