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

Supplement crisis: Bombers set to miss finals

Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall Essendon looks certain to not play finals as negotiations between the AFL and the club moved swiftly towards a resolution of the crisis that has engulfed the game.

AFL

Malthouse can rebuild Carlton, says Stephen Kernahan

In happier times: Stephen Kernahan welcomes Mick Malthouse to the club back in September 2012.

Caroline Wilson Carlton president Stephen Kernahan has backed Mick Malthouse to rebuild the struggling Blues, conceding his club was ''a fair way off'' the top four.

Saints closer to heading home

St KIlda

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

AFL

Saints closer to heading home to Junction Oval

Saints looking to train at Junction Oval

Caroline Wilson The romantic notion of the St Kilda Football Club returning home to the Junction Oval has moved one step closer to reality following top-level talks between the AFL and the Victorian government.

AFL

Neale Daniher's biggest battle

Neale Daniher's last game as Melbourne coach.

Caroline Wilson You may or may not locate Neale Daniher's familiar face at the MCG today in the West Coast coaches' box.

AFL

Time for Paul Roos to commit and start using the 'we' word at Melbourne

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Paul Roos needs to take more ownership of his struggling team of battlers.

AFL

Senior Bombers tell James Hird to put aside anger

James Hird.

Caroline Wilson Essendon's senior players have requested James Hird put aside his personal angst and allow the Bombers to focus on the 2014 season without provoking reminders of the events which led to Hird's and...

AFL

AFL coaching: The buck stops here

Paul Roos.

Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson's controversial call to regulate the AFL coaching industry comes on the eve of a season already shaken up by the emergence of six new senior coaches.

AFL

Port Adelaide and Renault now motoring along

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson One year ago Port Adelaide boldly stepped into the MCG, a move plenty of football people would dearly love to have made this weekend, to launch their new major sponsor Renault.

Patrick Dangerfield to weigh up Adelaide prospects

Patrick Dangerfield remains a prime target of the Cats.

Caroline Wilson The explosive midfielder would return to Victoria if he believed he had no chance of team success with the Crows.

AFL

Patrick Dangerfield looking forward to surf and (home) turf

Patrick Dangerfield (right) with Matt Crouch (left) and James Podsiadly during an Adelaide training session at AAMI Stadium on Wednesday.

Caroline Wilson Patrick Dangerfield did not attempt to contain his excitement at the prospect of the immediate journey at hand.

AFL

Last hurrah? Let's hear it for the fans

Andrew Demetriou.

Caroline Wilson Predicting the timing of Andrew Demetriou's departure from a job that his influence and pay packet suggests is the most powerful in Australian sport has been a fruitless game that has accompanied the...

AFL

Poor clubs can't win flags, says Alan Richardson

x

Caroline Wilson and Matt Murnane There appears no end in sight to the radical bid by the competition's chiefs to create a more even competition.

Comments 42

AFL

Richmond has leading questions after Jack Riewoldt loses role

Caroline Wilson dinkus

Caroline Wilson Richmond's on-field showing will define the year, not the make-up of its leadership group.

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.

AFL

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.

AFL

Tigers' man of faith attracts world plaudits

Caroline-Wilson-sport-dinks

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

AFL

$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.

AFL

Bombers are yet to face facts

Caroline-Wilson-sport-dinks

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

Comments 170

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.