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 Controversial Melbourne forward Liam Jurrah has stunningly quit the Demons in the hope he can continue his football career with one of the Adelaide clubs.
Michael Gleeson Liam Jurrah still wants to play football because he knows what it means for his people, and it makes him happy.
Michael Gleeson An overhaul has injected new talent and hope.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne did not expect Liam Jurrah to play a senior game in the first half of the year.
Michael Gleeson and Martin Blake AFL challenges suggestions of change in attitude to recruiting indigenous players.
Michael Gleeson Liam Jurrah expected to be fined and given a new intensive training program for a week as part of Melbourne's reaction to his arrest last week in Yuendumu.
Michael Gleeson The AFL is losing its hold on attracting indigenous players to the sport in Victoria.
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 Joel Selwood knows leadership lies in the asking.
Michael Gleeson Liam Jurrah to return for Casey next week, while his charges will be heard on May 17.
Michael Gleeson Melbourne coach Mark Neeld opens up about the challenges he's faced in his first six months of coaching.