Michael Gleeson

Michael Gleeson

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.

AFL

Moloney left Demons after 'snub' over captaincy

Brent Moloney.

Michael Gleeson Former Melbourne vice-captain Brent Moloney left the club because he was upset at not being named captain.

Football

Malthouse challenges Gibbs

Carlton's first traing session under new coach Mick Malthouse.

Michael Gleeson On his first day in the job, Michael Malthouse has thrown a challenge to the as yet unfulfilled talent of Bryce Gibbs to become a genuine midfielder next season.

Green puts loss of captain's role behind him

Melbourne's Brad Green

Michael Gleeson Brad Green knew it was coming but today admitted he was still shocked to be told his time as captain of Melbourne Footy Club was over.

Green sad he's not skipper, happy to be Demon

Dumped Melbourne captain Brad Green

Michael Gleeson Brad Green surprised at being removed from the club's leadership group.

AFL boss slams indigenous 'risk'

Liam Jurrah

Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake AFL challenges suggestions of change in attitude to recruiting indigenous players.

Demons ready to play to their strengths

Brent Moloney.

Michael Gleeson Coach Mark Neeld has favoured strong bodies over the ball and winning every contest.