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.

Spoilt for choice

Michael Gleeson Statistics say Gibson should have been All-Australian.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

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.

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AFL

Cats set to pounce on Demon, Roo

AFL, Football,Round 10. North Melbourne V Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium.North's Hamish McIntosh in action.
May 30 2009.THE AGE SPORT.  Picture by SEBASTIAN COSTANZO

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.

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Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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Relief for Cats over Stokes

Geelong's Mathew Stokes is carried off with a leg injury during the game against West Coast on Saturday.

Michael Gleeson Geelong forward escapes serious damage to his ankle from injury in NAB Cup match.

AFL

Only a few to work with, and cupboard looks bare

Recovery session

Michael Gleeson Melbourne, it seems, is like Baghdad: in a permanent state of rebuilding.

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Stop press: the tagger's back

Tagger Ryan Crowley.

Michael Gleeson They never really went away. Not really. Not in a flick pass, drop kick kind of way.

Friday on their mind

Magpie Dale Thomas

Michael Gleeson Several big names are back for the Collingwood-Geelong blockbuster.

Swan, Reid add to Pies' injury list

Ben Reid is chased by Geelong's James Podsiadly.

Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Brownlow medallist strains a hamstring and All-Australian defender forced out of the game.