Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Peter Hanlon The Tiwi Islands have produced three Norm Smith medallists, but is the pathway from a remote community to the AFL getting any easier?
Peter Hanlon Carlton's new coach tones down the smiles and juts his jaw for the long journey ahead.
Peter Hanlon Essendon's veteran defender reflects on a frustrating year that he feared could be his last.
Peter Hanlon Essendon's 119-game veteran secures contract to play on in 2016
Peter Hanlon An off-season excursion provides a precious reconnection for Essendon's maturing rookie.
Peter Hanlon Key moments in the grand final on Saturday.
Peter Hanlon Hawthorn's inspirational captain emerges from a trying year in a familiar place.
Peter Hanlon It's easier to pick the winner than explain to the kids what Bryan Adams is doing here.
Peter Hanlon Even without Adam Goodes as the target, the booing continues.
Peter Hanlon Hawthorn's captain will enter another grand final after a season tinged with regret.
Peter Hanlon After being overlooked last year, Brett Rosebury will return to umpire his seventh AFL grand final on Saturday.
Peter Hanlon The Age asked you for your favourite grand final of all time and we are counting down the top five in grand final week.
Peter Hanlon A sideways glance at the second preliminary final.
Peter Hanlon In his famous Australian novel, Barry Oakley saw football's future.
Peter Hanlon The veteran Hawk plays his 30th final on Friday night, more than all bar two players in the game's history.
Peter Hanlon A sideways glance at the first preliminary final.
Peter Hanlon The first-year Kangaroo is hitting the scoreboard but working harder than ever to ensure others do, too.
Peter Hanlon Kangaroos' tagger takes team confidence into his biggest test yet.
Peter Hanlon Kangaroos not satisfied with reaching a second consecutive preliminary final
Peter Hanlon Brad Scott's team makes amends for last year's preliminary final loss in style.