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's cultural challenge

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

It's all relative as Tiger Houli says thanks

Richmond's Bachar Houli

Caroline Wilson Faith, family and a footy goal with a difference, Bachar Houli signs up his 100th relative as a Tigers member.

Rendell a scapegoat


Caroline Wilson The Adelaide recruiter made public the sentiments of those at several clubs.

Game divided over Mifsud, Rendell

Caroline Wilson Football and Australia lost their great Irish recruit Jim Stynes this week.

Davey at centre of storm

Mark Neeld and Aaron Davey.

Caroline Wilson Melbourne's most senior indigenous footballer emerges at centre of discredited allegations regarding his new coach, Mark Neeld.

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Grand old stoush: Demons take on AFL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 04:  Coach Mark Neeld jokes with Aaron Davey during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at AAMI Park on April 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Caroline Wilson Relations between the AFL and Melbourne Football Club became rather testy yesterday.


Dark days turn darker for bedevilled Demons


Caroline Wilson It's hard to believe matters have gotten even worse for Mark Neeld from six days ago.

Facing up to Demon days

Mark Neeld

Caroline Wilson Mark Neeld spent his last season as an assistant coach looking after Collingwood's midfield. At least that was the on-paper description.

Caroline Wilson

This was no misunderstanding


Caroline Wilson There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the ''greater good''. Jason Mifsud felt bad about his mate Matt Rendell losing his job but had seen fit to expose his racist comments for the...


Demons want Schwab to stay

Cameron Schwab

Caroline Wilson Melbourne will move to retain the services of its chief executive Cameron Schwab.


McGuire's Jurrah scoop angers Demons

Time to talk: Liam Jurrah on his return last Friday.

Caroline Wilson Collingwood president failed to honour club protocols when he interviewed Demon.

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The politics over player behaviour


Caroline Wilson The Jesse Stringer case has put the issue of player penalties in the spotlight once again.