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 There is every suggestion Essendon remains determined to fight any harsh punishment from the AFL.
Caroline Wilson While the club appears to be maintaining its faith in Hird, the tough decision would seem to rest in the hands of the AFL.
Caroline Wilson Peter Jackson steps in to give Demons coach Mark Neeld temporary reprieve.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.
Caroline Wilson The last time Melbourne suffered a loss of historic proportions the club sacked its coach Dean Bailey.
Caroline Wilson Decision to sack Melbourne chief executive was made late on Saturday night.
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 Tanking is a sensitive issue, particularly for Melbourne people who know how badly the club botched its attempts to gain early draft picks - and how the club botched the results.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne remains hopeful of diluting its expected $500,000 fine due to alleged tanking.
Caroline Wilson In the end it all came down to one meeting in July 2009 in an old tin shed at the Junction Oval known as ''the vault''.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne appears to have escaped draft penalties but faces a fine of $500,000 as the AFL investigation into tanking sparked by Brock McLean moved on Friday into the final stages of resolution.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne lost games on purpose and should be punished accordingly.
Caroline Wilson Official the latest target of the AFL's investigation into the tanking affair of 2009.
Caroline Wilson Angry Melbourne footballers made a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009.
Caroline Wilson Senior Melbourne football official reportedly said jobs could go if team did not gain priority pick.
Caroline Wilson An explosive and costly legal stoush is looming between the AFL and the Melbourne Football Club as the league's investigation into the tanking affair continues to aggressively interview and...
Caroline Wilson Several key witnesses have come forward as the AFL investigates the Demons for tanking.
Caroline Wilson AFL uncovers secret meeting involving at least 15 Melbourne members in which coaches were reminded of the importance of forfeiting matches in order to gain early draft picks.
Caroline Wilson It should come as no surprise to anyone who watched Melbourne play football in 2009 to learn that the club deliberately manipulated games of football.
Caroline Wilson ANGRY Melbourne footballers formed a deputation and met club officials in a bid to overturn the tanking policy of 2009 only to be told the club was ''staying the course'' in order to gain early draft...