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 Dean Bailey's premature death on the eve of the 2014 AFL season has provoked so many mixed emotions and demanded some reflection on the tumultuous events that punctuated his final years in the game...
Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's successor could be named in the next two months.
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 From grand final players to off-field powerbrokers, Xavier has the lot when it comes to AFL.
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...
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 In the context of what has emerged in recent weeks in the form of evidence being put forward and corroborated by a number of witnesses, ''pathetic and disgusting'' sums up the situation at the...
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 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 Decision to sack Melbourne chief executive was made late on Saturday night.
Caroline Wilson Perfect storm that wiped out Melbourne as it was, took place at Geelong's Kardinia Park on Saturday, July 30, 2011.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne admits it rushed to appoint Mark Neeld in the face of perceived competition from rival clubs.
'Jim accepted his place and embraced the intoxicating influence he exerted over his chosen passions'
Caroline Wilson He was 18, wearing a massive grin and a Gaelic football blazer when I first met him.
Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou has admitted mistakes in the troubled birth of Greater Western Sydney.
Caroline Wilson Football and Australia lost their great Irish recruit Jim Stynes this week.
Caroline Wilson Melbourne's most senior indigenous footballer emerges at centre of discredited allegations regarding his new coach, Mark Neeld.