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, 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.
Caroline Wilson The continuing possibility that Essendon will withdraw completely from the AFL's pre-season competition involves a number of ironies not lost on anyone in touch with this devastating chronicle as it...
Caroline Wilson Every listed Essendon player from 2012 would be allowed to withdraw from all 2015 pre-season games under an AFL proposal that would help hide the identities of Bombers players charged with taking...
Caroline Wilson The AFL grand final is in danger of losing its coveted place as Australia's highest rating game of the year unless it moves into a new twilight time slot according to Eddie McGuire.
Caroline Wilson A dispute over crucial anti-doping evidence which the 34 past and present Essendon players facing bans say has been denied to them by ASADA is expected to be resolved at a directions hearing early on...
Caroline Wilson A significant number of senior AFL coaches have continued to avoid meaningful talks with Essendon coach James Hird.
Caroline Wilson A showdown is looming between AFL clubs and their players over the spoils from the next broadcast rights deal.
Caroline Wilson The vexed issue of Mark Thompson's $30,000 debt to the AFL has been settled, with the majority of the fine having been covered by Essendon.
Caroline Wilson On the eve of his 31st season as an AFL coach, Mick Malthouse has given some ground on the vexing issue that has increasingly proved to be his most famous Achilles heel: football's fifth quarter.
Caroline Wilson Negotiations to extend Gary Ablett's five-year contract with the Suns are due to resume this week, with no reason given for the delay.
Caroline Wilson St Kilda's return home to the Junction Oval in a joint venture with cricket been put firmly back onto the table by the Victorian Government which has pledged to back a $59 million redevelopment of...
Caroline Wilson The historic significance of Stephen Silvagni's imminent return to the Carlton Football Club should not be underestimated.
Caroline Wilson A further twist in Mark Thompson's turbulent relationship with Essendon could see the club agree to cover the $30,000 fine which has put the 2014 Bombers' coach at odds with the AFL.
Caroline Wilson The Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide have turned to Premier Jay Weatherill to resolve the crippling Adelaide Oval impasse.
Caroline Wilson The Western Bulldogs' former captain, Ryan Griffen, will remain the highest-paid player at the Whitten Oval next season despite walking out on the club post-season.
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.