Martin Blake has been a senior writer for The Age since 1986 and has covered numerous AFL seasons, three cricket World Cups and various Australian cricket tours overseas, two Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games, and a plethora of other major sports events including the British Open Championship and the US Masters. He covers all sports with an emphasis on Australian football and golf.
Martin Blake North's arrangement with World Vision does not involve any exchange of money.
Martin Blake Essendon keeps taking two steps back for each step forward in the injury stakes.
Martin Blake After a nightmare spell of injuries, the Roos defender is making the most of his comeback.
Martin Blake For half a game, Essendon and North Melbourne played footy from the 1970s.
Martin Blake Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he was "surprised" by the decision to reprieve Western Bulldog Will Minson for stomping and has called for the AFL to review the Match Review Panel at season’s...
Martin Blake North and Freo to star in off-Broadway hit, writes Martin Blake.
Martin Blake North Melbourne vice-captain Drew Petrie is facing an AFL sanction over public criticism of the AFL tribunal, but the Kangaroos have accepted they can go no further in defending midfielder Jack...
Martin Blake Richmond has just won the footballing equivalent of the lottery.
Jesse Hogan and Martin Blake Teams for grand final rematch will bear strong resemblance to last year's decider.
Martin Blake Roos' coach says win as important for supporters as for the players.
Will Brodie and Martin Blake North Melbourne's unhappy season has tumbled further into turmoil, with CEO Eugene Arocca departing the club days after the club's humbling 115-point loss to Hawthorn in Launceston.
Martin Blake Leigh Adams will not need extra motivation as North Melbourne heads into a critical clash with St Kilda.