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 The bad advice that has punctuated Essendon’s handling of its drug scandal since David Evans departed almost 14 months ago has been exposed in an emphatic, costly way in the Federal Court.
Caroline Wilson Clumsy handling of Brenton Sanderson's departure went from bad to worse as the Crows' moved to minimise the damage when it became clear they had sacked their coach but had no ready replacement as...
Caroline Wilson Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson was sacked after he failed to win the faith of the club’s influential football director Mark Ricciuto.
Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall Essendon forward/ruckman Paddy Ryder met Brisbane Lions on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a possible move to the Lions.
Caroline Wilson Preliminary finalists Port Adelaide could become a genuine bidder for disenchanted Bomber Paddy Ryder as D-Day approaches for a decision from the 26-year-old who was due on Tuesday to hold another...
Caroline Wilson A $1.5 million upgrade of the Whitten Oval will transform the ground into the Victorian showcase for women's football, the fastest growing Australian Rules competition in the country.
Caroline Wilson James Hird's breakthrough first meeting with a somewhat threadbare group of senior AFL coaches underlined again the exiled Bomber's deep personal dislike of Andrew Demetriou and a threatening regime...
Caroline Wilson The Brisbane Lions have taken a determined lead from the AFL’s push to dress up its home games and are looking to secure a live lion to parade on the Gabba arena before each local fixture.
Caroline Wilson Influential sports agent Craig Kelly has called for an audit of the expanding AFL industry.
Caroline Wilson Port and its new home ground reinvented the presentation of a final.
Caroline Wilson Exactly one year ago, just as Port Adelaide was winning its first final under Ken Hinkley, the Adelaide Oval too was looming as a promising piece of work but one still very much in progress.
Caroline Wilson Having wasted yet another golden opportunity to put up its hand and take responsibility for the nightmare it has inflicted upon its footballers, Essendon instead chose the predictable path on...
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.
Caroline Wilson Essendon became aware it had a genuine problem with Paddy Ryder some weeks ago, but Ryder's problem with the club began, in truth, in the first half of last year.
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Essendon star Paddy Ryder could quit the club at the end of the season with his management looking at triggering a new breach-of-contract clause that would allow him to walk as a delisted free agent.
Caroline Wilson Collingwood has cautiously supported an application from Port Adelaide to wear its heritage "prison bar" guernsey against Richmond in Sunday's elimination final as a radical compromise to the clash...
Caroline Wilson The AFL has pledged $10 million to secure the return of St Kilda to its suburban heartland.
Caroline Wilson To the uninitiated it would seem that Wayne Carey's so-called resurrection says as much about forgiveness being the second nature of football.
Caroline Wilson The MCG will remove gambling advertising from its scoreboard next season following the personal intervention of AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.
Caroline Wilson Essendon players facing anti-doping sanctions rejected a definitive six-month suspension tabled before them in June this year which would have seen them miss the last four games of the home-and-away...