Caroline Wilson has been chief football writer for the Age since 1999.
Caroline 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.
Before joining the Age, Caroline covered four Wimbledon’s, three British Open’s and an FA Cup final and worked in radio (winning the 1995 RAWARD for best current affairs commentator). At the Sunday Age Caroline won journalist of the year (1993) and best feature writer (1994). She has covered both the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games for the Age. And she has covered three Commonwealth Games – she reported on the Edinburgh Games in 1986, the Auckland Games in 1990 and the Melbourne Games in 1996.