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.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.
Michael Gleeson AFL message meant to clarify issue of contact in marking contests only serves to further muddy the issue.
Michael Gleeson New football operations manager seeks opinions as part of his meet and greet with clubs.
Michael Gleeson Gillon McLachlan suggests Victoria Police-style register as part of the league's integrity crackdown.
Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The AFL was informed last year that an Essendon official had made inquiries about peptides - the substances at the centre of the club's scandal - at a sports medicine conference 12 months ago,...
Michael Gleeson Etihad Stadium should be bought immediately with money from the AFL's Future Fund to solve the structural problems that are crippling the less financial clubs through onerous stadium deals, an...
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter It wasn't a video nasty, but coaches gave mixed reports about the new referral system.
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake AFL challenges suggestions of change in attitude to recruiting indigenous players.
Michael Gleeson Recruiter for an AFL club privately admits to the league that his club would be unlikely to draft an indigenous player unless at least one parent were white.
Michael Gleeson The Adelaide Crows' Matthew Rendell was the recruiter who told the AFL he would be unlikely to draft an indigenous player unless they had a white parent.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide's Patrick Dangerfield has joined the elite group of players.
Michael Gleeson The Demons did part of what was asked of them - they tried. The next question, of turning effort into victory, remains some time away.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Michael Gleeson After more than a year out, Collingwood premiership midfielder expected to play.
Michael Gleeson Of the improbable things that can happen in football, this was among the more implausible.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne has won one game; the Western Bulldogs have won one game.
Michael Gleeson Richmond has yet to rule out ruck pair Ty Vickery and Ivan Maric for Port clash.
Michael Gleeson Only two top-eight sides – Carlton and Fremantle – are in the top-eight sides for winning clearances.
Michael Gleeson Jared Rivers' knee looked bad when he started Saturday's game in bandages and worse when he finished it, subbed out with further injury to the knee.