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 North Melbourne advances to its first preliminary final since 2007 after upsetting Geelong by six points.
Michael Gleeson Bitterly disappointed at losing and exiting the finals in straight sets, Chris Scott took some comfort in the fact that when the team was most challenged, it was his young captain and full-forward...
Michael Gleeson Geelong and Collingwood name their squads for the first NAB Challenge match on Wednesday night.
Michael Gleeson Joel Selwood had minor surgery in Brisbane last week on a tendon problem.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn is no longer the Daryl Cullinan to Geelong's Shane Warne.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Michael Gleeson Geelong forward escapes serious damage to his ankle from injury in NAB Cup match.
Michael Gleeson Geelong overwhelms Richmond in a game that was more or less even until half-time.
Michael Gleeson Geelong coach admits his side has been lucky at times in its undefeated start to the season.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
Michael Gleeson Dynamic Geelong playmaker likely to return to the side this week.
Michael Gleeson Geelong's victory may have come at a cost, with Paul Chapman reported.
Michael Gleeson Geelong begins moves to re-sign the man who helped secure third flag in five years.
Michael Gleeson The Swans are a perennial for the eight for myriad reasons, none the least of which being they don't play easy games - they are hard to beat.
Michael Gleeson Geelong cements relationship with Joel Selwood further with a long-term contract extension.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Sought-after Melbourne free agent James Frawley has spent the weekend in Perth meeting the Dockers.
Michael Gleeson North Melbourne goes into its first preliminary final in seven years supremely confident.
Michael Gleeson The numbers are now correcting, the ledger changing. Geelong is willing but no longer as able to make good its resolve against Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson It might not have changed anything on the ladder, but David Hale walked away encouraged by Hawthorn's win against Geelong 10 days ago.
Michael Gleeson Loud, boisterous, braying parochial home crowds in most cases do not influence an umpire’s decisions, according to umpires director Wayne Campbell.