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.

AFL: Glen Bartlett and Phil Davis share strong bond

Caroline Wilson The near loss of a kidney in 1985 following a marking contest during his playing career with West Perth has led Glen Bartlett to form a bond with Greater Western Sydney captain Phil Davis.


Meet the AFL commissioners

Caroline Wilson The AFL's final farewell comes from the chairman Mike Fitzpatrick on grand final day.


Shocked Saad faces 2-year ban

Ahmed Saad.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda forward says he is 'surprised and extremely disappointed' after returning a positive test to a banned substance within the past month, but he faces a two-year suspension from the game.

SA, WA clubs to go it alone

Steve Rosich.

Caroline Wilson West Australian and South Australian clubs losing patience in battle to field stand-alone teams.

Colless clears shadows


Caroline Wilson Richard Colless has not let a struggle with depression stop him from being at the helm of Sydney.

Watters set to burst Saints' bubble

Ambitions for change: St Kilda coach Scott Watters is keen to take the club to new heights.

Caroline Wilson St Kilda's new coach was an admirer of the team before he arrived - and hasn't been disappointed with what he's found - but there will be changes.

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AFL's cultural challenge

Liam Jurrah

Caroline Wilson The culture shock many indigenous players endure may have been underestimated.

Revamp for national cup


Caroline Wilson Competition under fire from Victorian clubs and struggling for relevance on Fox Footy.