Martin Blake

Martin Blake has worked in mainstream media for 35 years, covering various sports.

Currently freelancing, he is the senior writer for Golf Australia, broadcasts at ABC Radio and SEN, and writes and edits books including as a ‘ghost’ writer for some of sport’s biggest stars.

His two 2016 titles, “Bomber The Whole Story” (the autobiography of Mark Thompson) and ”Dane Swan My Story”, written with the Collingwood champion Dane Swan, were at the top of the bestseller list.

Previously he wrote ‘The Rise of the Swans’, a chronicle of the best 10 years in Sydney’s history, published by Penguin Australia in 2013, ‘Mighty Fighting Hawks’, a tribute to the great Hawthorn teams of the modern era, and co-wrote Allan Border’s ‘Cricket As I See It’ in 2014, as well as ‘Keeping It Real’, with former Victorian cricket captain Darren Berry, and ‘World Cup Cricket’ in 1992.

Blake covered cricket, football, golf and basketball for ‘The Age’ in Melbourne for more than 25 years from 1986 until 2012 before going freelance. He is a past sports editor of The Age, was inducted to the MCG Media Hall of Fame in 2006, and has won numerous awards from the AFL, in cricket, golf and basketball. He is a life member of the AFL Media Association and vice-president of the Australian Golf Media Association.

He has covered two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games, three cricket World Cups including Australia’s triumph in England in 1999 and on the Indian subcontinent in 1987, four Masters golf tournaments at Augusta National and four Open Championships in the UK

 

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