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 Move by AFL to award its media department the contract to provide crucial match-day vision to clubs at more than double the previous cost receives mixed reviews across competition.
Caroline Wilson The AFL's decision to turn a blind eye to the welfare failings of Essendon's doctor Bruce Reid reeks of a hunger for closure so ravenous that any meaningful message that needed to be sent to the...
Caroline Wilson The AFL appears to have thrown its support behind Lions chairman Angus Johnson with three-time premiership coach Leigh Matthews now in serious doubt to return to the club and serve on the board.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne's bid for an AFL-funded multi-million dollar restructure comes with the club still struggling to lure an experienced football boss and uncertainty lingering over the replacement for...
Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE League warned Essendon coach in late 2011 to not involve his players in a peptides program.
Caroline Wilson It was among the most meaningful advice Ken Hinkley could offer his players in the final round of 2013 and it came at quarter-time at AAMI Stadium's last AFL game.
Matt Murnane, Scott Spits and Caroline Wilson The league's 17 other clubs have lined up behind the AFL in its dispute with Essendon, calling on the Bombers to avoid fighting its bitter legal battle with the league in the courts.
Caroline Wilson Essendon will face a contested hearing before the AFL Commission unless it reaches a negotiated settlement today over penalties it receives for its 2012 supplement program.
Caroline Wilson Cautious support from clubs, cream of indigenous talent pledges to take part.
Caroline Wilson If Eddie McGuire's mindless and zoned-out media moment taught us anything then surely the obvious lesson is that some individuals in this great game remain greater than the game itself.
Caroline Wilson AFL proposes overhaul of Laws of the Games Committee, with league's new football boss having detected club disenchantment with the rules process.
Caroline Wilson Having achieved a long-held AFL dream of hosting a premiership match outside Australia, St Kilda, the team that sealed the deal, could not quite manage the fairytale.
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik AFL refuses to link Friday night's dismal NAB Cup turn-out with negative publicity.
Caroline Wilson AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou refuses to help fund cricket's proposed exit from the MCG.
Caroline Wilson The AFL is working to outlaw the insidious practice commonly known as tanking in the recognition that it had no specific rule to cover its findings from the six-month Melbourne investigation.
Caroline Wilson Having consistently refused to discuss the timing of his departure from the AFL, Andrew Demetriou has revealed his strategy for life after football.
Caroline Wilson Relocation of AFL commissioner Chris Lynch to London sparks push from clubs.
Caroline Wilson AFL's decision to rob Brisbane of NAB Cup grand final a shocker on so many levels.
Caroline Wilson The truth is that Andrew Demetriou needed a good announcement and he got one.
Caroline Wilson Two AFL players have stepped forward and 'blown the whistle', complaining to the AFL of irregular practices at their clubs.