Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.
Michael Gleeson It was only a pre-season game but a solid win in the style they wanted to play would give Collingwood’s young players confidence and validation they were on the right path, Nathan Buckley said.
Michael Gleeson The rebirthing Collingwood rolled over the top of the rejuvenating Hawthorn by 44 points to win the first game of the year.
Michael Gleeson Carlton have suffered more injury setbacks with utility Andrew Walker having more knee surgery and captain Marc Murphy straining a calf muscle.
Michael Gleeson The number of years needed to qualify for free agency should be cut not the number of teams able to take a free agent according to the AFL players union.
Michael Gleeson Only a handful of Hawthorn's premiership players will play in the opening NAB Challenge game on Thursday as the Hawks manage their protracted build up to round one.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson The Queensland Rugby Union has made it clear code-hopper Karmichael Hunt was still a contracted AFL player with the Gold Coast Suns when he was under investigation for allegedly supplying cocaine.
Michael Gleeson It's back! Michael Gleeson previews the first week of pre-season footy for 2015.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall The top six teams each year should be precluded from signing a free agent unless they were to lose a free agent, according to veteran football manager Geoff Walsh.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood's prized but as-yet unseen young talent Matthew Scharenberg is virtually back in full training, just months after having his knee reconstructed.
Michael Gleeson Star Hawthorn premiership defender Grant Birchall has suffered a knee injury that will disrupt his pre-season but should not prevent him lining up in round one against Geelong.
Michael Gleeson Last year's grand finalists are both open to the push for a late starting grand final and to extend the grand final half-time break to allow for better entertainment as clubs digest the merits of the...
Michael Gleeson Injury troubled Saints forward Arryn Siposs will miss half the season after also missing most of last season with shoulder injuries.
Michael Gleeson When the Mildura Primary School boys team went down to the Victorian schools football championships teachers had to scrabble around to make sure all boys had boots.
Michael Gleeson Michael Long's son Jake has been signed as a father-son rookie to Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Australia's under-19 cricket captain Patrick McKenna discusses why he gave the game away for football and a life now as a Giant
Michael Gleeson Little more than 12 months ago, St Kilda had a different president, CEO, coach, chief operating officer and football director.
Michael Gleeson Carlton pulled the surprise of the national draft, ignoring the best under-age talent with their first pick and taking a mature-aged player from the WAFL on Thursday night.
Michael Gleeson The key forward prevailed over the midfielder, St Kilda opting to take the heir apparent to Nick Riewoldt over the dynamic midfielder Christian Petracca with the first pick in the national draft.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda's moment of truth. Toss a coin? The decision for which there is no right answer or no wrong answer, depending on how you look at it.
Michael Gleeson St Kilda have reported a financial loss of more than $2million for their bottom of the ladder season, coming after the club also lost more than $1milllion last year.