Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Soccer

Top soccer player Sally Shipard continues to fight an eating disorder

Peter Hanlon For most of Sally Shipard's stellar career, she has been haunted by an insidious disease.

Cycling

Zac Shaw turns his back on the bike in search of a life

Zac Shaw at work in Colac

Peter Hanlon Zac Shaw had just returned home from becoming a junior world champion for the second year running when he drove down Colac's main street and saw a group of old school mates.

Michael Klinger: After years in the background, back to national prospect again

Michael Klinger

Peter Hanlon Michael Klinger speaks with the benefit of a lifetime of cricket learning, and the optimism of the boy who still lurks beneath the flecks of grey.

Cricket

Growing the game globally makes a world of difference for Tim Anderson

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Peter Hanlon Tim Anderson soon realised he wasn't going to have the cricket career of his dreams but feels privileged to have still forged a life in the game.

Cricket

Test life not something for everyone

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Peter Hanlon Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin captained Australia's under-19 cricket team, but so did many others who, for myriad reasons, didn't keep living the dream.

Cricket

One-time under-19 cricket captain Michael Klinger opens up about his aspirations

Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 team is no guarantee of later success in the national team.

Cricket

South African-born Jaron Morgan has captained Australia's under-19 team

Peter Hanlon Jaron Morgan captained the Australian team in October, but is more interested in South Africa.

Turning cannon fodder into big guns is the dream

Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 cricket team is no guarantee of later success at national level. Peter Hanlon spoke to five men who held the post.

Cricket

Chris Rogers' parents have bought their own Village Green cricket ground

What have we done? Ros and John Rogers, parents of Test batsman Chris, at their new home - and new homeground - at Strath Creek.

Peter Hanlon A son opening for Australia and buying their own oval made it a bumper year for the Rogers family.

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Sport's ultimate juggling act

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Peter Hanlon Simon O'Donnell is the last to be a VFL/AFL footballer and Test cricketer rolled into one.

Cricket

Diving catch for victory a fitting finale for Sthalekar

Sthalekar

Peter Hanlon AS HER world champion teammates return home from India on Tuesday, and Lisa Sthalekar unrolls her towel on a Goa beach, she will reflect not only on a career well batted and bowled, but a...

Rogers is the cream on top

Chris Rogers

Peter Hanlon Value of consistent top-order batting underscored by veteran national team door-knocker.

Football

World Cup push stifled by reluctance to let go of old guard, says Bleiberg

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Peter Hanlon Australia's World Cup campaign is suffering from tardiness in bringing on the next wave of players, says veteran coach Miron Bleiberg, and even if the Socceroos qualify for Brazil, whatever they...

Soccer

Transition too late: Bleiberg

Young star Tommy Oar and Oman's Raed Saleh fight for the ball.

Peter Hanlon World Cup campaign suffering from tardiness in bringing on next wave of players.

Motor Racing

Rivals on bitumen or beach

Peter Siddle (left) shows Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel how to bowl a cricket ball.

Peter Hanlon Mark Webber had his chance. But he served up a gentle full toss, which Sebastian Vettel cracked straight back over his head.