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Michael Gleeson is a senior AFL football writer and Fairfax Media's athletics writer. He also covers tennis, cricket and other sports. He won the AFL Players Association Grant Hattam Trophy for excellence in journalism for the second time in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2014 Quill Awards for best sports feature writer. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Australian Sports Commission awards for his work on ‘Boots for Kids’. He is a winner of the AFL Media Association award for best news reporter and a two-time winner of Cricket Victoria’s cricket writer of the year award. Michael has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships and 15 seasons of AFL, He has also written seven books - five sports books and two true crime books.

Carlton draft lite: Blues set to take as few as three players

Carlton draft lite: Blues set to take as few as three players

Wooden spooners Carlton could take as few as three players in this month's national draft.

  • by Jake Niall & Michael Gleeson

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Suns look at ex-Saint Nathan Freeman

Suns look at ex-Saint Nathan Freeman

Former St Kilda player Nathan freeman has toured the Gold Coast Suns facilities with the Suns considering him as a possible delisted free agent.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Essendon, Collingwood take high-profile slots in 2019

Essendon, Collingwood take high-profile slots in 2019

The AFL has turned to its powerhouse clubs Essendon and Collingwood to rescue the highest-profile, marquee slots on Thursday and Friday nights after disastrous fixturing in 2018.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Fourteen concussions: Frost retires from football

Fourteen concussions: Frost retires from football

Concussion problems have ended the career of another AFL footballer with Brisbane Lions defender Jack Frost retiring after repeat head knocks.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Banned Murray given rookie spot as Pies cut five

Banned Murray given rookie spot as Pies cut five

Collingwood will keep Sam Murray on as a rookie until the provisionally banned player's drug charge is dealt with as the Magpies finalise their list.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Langford leaves Hawks and AFL with year to go on contract

Langford leaves Hawks and AFL with year to go on contract

Hawthorn has delisted premiership midfielder Will Langford despite the player being contracted for next season.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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Talented and troubled footballer Colin Sylvia's life cut short

Talented and troubled footballer Colin Sylvia's life cut short

Colin Sylvia was a footballer with enormous talent and a love of life.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Bulldogs and Tom Liberatore see fit to commit

Bulldogs and Tom Liberatore see fit to commit

The Western Bulldogs wanted to see what condition their premiership-winning free agent was in before re-signing him.

  • by Michael Gleeson
New MCG pitch puts Vics in strong  position

New MCG pitch puts Vics in strong position

The new MCG pitch delivered wickets and runs to put Victoria in a strong position at stumps on day one against New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Mack Horton goes from carrying baskets to carrying hopes

Mack Horton goes from carrying baskets to carrying hopes

Olympic gold medallist will use the national short course swimming championships to work on a strategy for racing the new 800m distance.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Warning to lift Olympic sports funding or expect fewer medals

Warning to lift Olympic sports funding or expect fewer medals

Australia must pump an extra $60m a year in funding for Olympic sports, and to reduce our obesity epidemic, says Australian Olympic Committee CEO.

  • by Michael Gleeson