Caroline Wilson

Caroline Wilson

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.


Hird told ASADA Demetriou tipped off Bombers

Caroline Wilson Coach's claims refuted by Bombers chairman David Evans and AFL boss Andrew Demetriou


League may soften on interchange cap

Interchange bench.

Caroline Wilson The AFL's new football boss, Mark Evans, faces his first major challenge - the bench.


Expect clubs to queue up for former Magpie


Caroline Wilson Geoff Walsh has instantly become the hottest off-field property in the game.


Stability is the key for Tiger

Caroline Wilson Since the season started, Dustin Martin has found refuge in the game.

Pre-season final set to go

One for history: Brisbane's coach Michael Voss and captain Jonathan Brown hold the 2013 NAB cup at Etihad Stadium in March.

Caroline Wilson Brisbane appears to have secured place in AFL history as game's last pre-season premiers.


Bombers are yet to face facts


Caroline Wilson That Essendon coach James Hird has a different recollection of 2011 meeting is not surprising.

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AFL warned Hird against peptides

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE League warned Essendon coach in late 2011 to not involve his players in a peptides program.

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$2.5m to help Dees get house in order

Demons logo

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson AFL on verge of announcing bail-out package for Melbourne; final figure to be determined.


Tigers' man of faith attracts world plaudits


Caroline Wilson Bachar Houli up for award for football program in Islamic schools.

Great worrier hopes to go again, with feeling

Caroline Wilson Kane Cornes is relishing his football, finally.


Trigg's payback time

Caroline Wilson Steven Trigg reports back for duty on Monday - poorer, fitter and hopefully wiser.

At least one thing's for sure, truth of Essendon saga will set them free

James Hird

Caroline Wilson Essendon coach James Hird made a public appearance on Wednesday and once again he pleaded for patience.


Supplements saga: Heads must roll

Heads must roll.

Caroline Wilson Blaming confidentialities surrounding the joint investigation into the Bombers, James Hird hints the truth will set everyone free.


Delusional Dons must pay the price

Essendon's Dr.Bruce Reid, coach James Hird and captain Jobe Watson.

Caroline Wilson Jobe Watson's admission again exposes club's recklessness and failure to care for players' welfare.

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On and off field, Tigers are burning bright

Joan Chapple and Arthur Bonser, members for more than 60 years, join Nathan Foley (left) and Trent Cotchin at Tigerland.

Caroline Wilson Richmond's on-field form accompanied by a stunning set of off-field numbers.


Kernahan may stay for one more year

A year to go: Stephen Kernahan (right) with Chris Judd.

Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Carlton's presidential succession plan has hit a significant hurdle.

Clumsy case of communication breakdown


Caroline Wilson St Kilda's bungled handling of Stephen Milne rape charges a hard act to follow.

Milne will play on, say Saints

Stephen Milne

Caroline Wilson St Kilda has thwarted a potential player rebellion by assuring its senior group that it had every intention of clearing Stephen Milne to play, potentially within the next four weeks.

Milne will return: Saints avert player rebellion

Stephen Milne

Caroline Wilson Club thwarts potential player rebellion by assuring its senior group that it had every intention of clearing Stephen Milne to play.


Saints at odds over Milne

Stephen Milne.

Caroline Wilson The decision to withdraw Stephen Milne's right to play football has driven a wedge between St Kilda, its senior players and the AFL Players Association, but the fact remains it was the right thing to...