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 The cash-strapped AFL Coaches' Association has convinced all but one of the 18 senior club coaches to each sacrifice a $5000 professional development subsidy in a bid to restore the organisation's...
Caroline Wilson Alastair Clarkson’s push to regulate the business of AFL coaching has gathered a momentum which must surely earn him the title as the most influential coach in the game and one of the most...
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Low-grade reportable incidents such as Steve Johnson's kneeing of Scott Thompson would result in a fine and not a suspension under a proposed new AFL judicial system to be put forward to the 18 club...
Caroline Wilson Premiership coaches Alastair Clarkson and John Longmire along with Fremantle's Ross Lyon have stepped onto the coaches' board.
Caroline Wilson Danny Frawley will not like this column. A political animal from way back - and he needed to be during his nine years captaining St Kilda and five as coach of Richmond - as well as one of the games...
Caroline Wilson The AFL Coaches’ Association is facing the most significant crossroad in its short existence and Frawley is by extension under pressure.
Caroline Wilson The AFL has refused to pay the additional cost of a chartered flight that brought the Fremantle players and support staff to Melbourne.
Caroline Wilson The ball was dribbling towards the AFL members' wing in a swirling wind at the moment Hawthorn atoned for 2012.
Caroline Wilson Chris Pelchen denies he tendered his resignation to the club's board earlier this month.
Caroline Wilson Radical plan to introduce a ''captains' pick'' representative game on eve of 2014 season slammed as ''circus and a sideshow'' by one club chairman.
Caroline Wilson St Kilda has denied somewhat unconvincingly that its decision to sack Scott Watters was in any way linked to Watters' decision to jump on breakfast radio on Friday morning and insist that all was...
Caroline Wilson Scott Watters' ill-advised interview on SEN proved one final nail in Watters' coaching coffin.
Caroline Wilson The Saints' appointment has left a lot of people offside.
Caroline Wilson All AFL coaches will deal with pressure their own way, or be dealt with.
Caroline Wilson Having botched its critical senior coaching appointment less than two years ago, Melbourne has no choice but to look for experience and authority in seeking a replacement for Mark Neeld.
Caroline Wilson West Australian and South Australian clubs losing patience in battle to field stand-alone teams.
Caroline Wilson Carlton wastes no time in working to recoup its multimillion-dollar investment in new coach Mick Malthouse, requesting a home fixture against Collingwood in round two next season.
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.
Caroline Wilson Nick Riewoldt will captain St Kilda again this season after receiving the overwhelming support of his teammates and coaches.
Caroline Wilson Once on the AFL coaching merry-go-round it's not desirable - or easy - to get off.