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 Andrew Demetriou will step away as chief executive confident his legacy will be unaffected by AFL's handling of the Essendon supplements scandal.
Michael Gleeson Andrew Demetriou has brushed aside suggestions his legacy would be affected by the supplements scandal.
Michael Gleeson When the spectre of a drawn grand final was a distinct possibility there was at least one person outside of Andrew Demetriou who would have reasonably enjoyed the idea - Ben McGlynn.
Michael Gleeson Rivals call for ''archaic'' salary cap concession for Sydney clubs to be scrapped.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Adelaide has taken the extraordinary step of giving up their first two AFL national draft picks as they brace for heavy penalties from the Kurt Tippett saga.
Michael Gleeson Collingwood ruckman receives support from current and former players for his views.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson AFL chief Andrew Demetriou urged former Essendon boss Peter Jackson to step in and run an uncompromised review of the crisis-ridden Melbourne Football Club.
Michael Gleeson Majak Daw's first brief appearance at the senior level thrills the crowd.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Michael Gleeson The idea of Geelong playing a home final seems not just possible but probable.
Michael Gleeson League investigating ways to prevent teams resting a third of their side in games.
Michael Gleeson Do not fall into Andrew Demetriou's error and presume this is a joke.
Michael Gleeson and Ashley Porter As a footballer, John McCarthy made those he played with smile easily and often.
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake AFL challenges suggestions of change in attitude to recruiting indigenous players.
Michael Gleeson Adelaide recruiter quits over statement he would be unlikely to draft an Aboriginal player unless he had a white parent.
Michael Gleeson Jason Mifsud has addressed the fallout from Matt Rendell's exit from the Adelaide Crows.
Michael Gleeson It has all been about black and white, but none of it has been black and white.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Matthew Lloyd fears players risk becoming quadriplegics unless the AFL takes immediate action.
Michael Gleeson Just 2½ years ago Richmond was ridiculed for its ambitious five-year plan.