Peter Hanlon
is a former Age sportswriter turned freelancer and bus driver.

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Sport August 24, 2019

AFL stalwarts call time on stellar careers

As a star-studded cast of AFL greats get set to hang up their boots, how does the burden of retirement sit with both the players and their fans?

Sport August 03, 2019

AFL recruit Stefan Okunbor

With a Nigerian father and a Moldovan mother, Irish-raised footballer Stefan Okunbor has taken a unique path to Geelong Football Club’s Cattery.

Sport June 01, 2019

Stan Tsaikos’s knack in the saddle

Far from the glamour of Melbourne Cup mounting yards, Stan Tsaikos ekes out a living as a journeyman jockey, travelling the length and breadth of the country to get rides. But despite the gruelling graft, it’s a life he loves.

Sport February 23, 2019

Darren Weir and integrity in racing

Trainer Darren Weir’s fall from grace over the possession of electronic shock devices has stunned horse-racing enthusiasts both here and overseas. But could it help efforts to clean up the sport?