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 Association’s 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.