Glenn McFarlane's proudest moment in his short football career was being presented with a Collingwood Under-17s jumper by Machine Team champion Harry Collier. Born into a Collingwood family, he has long been a passionate fan of the Magpies, thanks to being 'brainwashed' by his mother at an early age. Glenn's grandfather, Charlie Dibbs, was the full-back in those four successive Premierships. Glenn corresponded with, and met, a number of Charlie's teammates, including Collier and Harold Rumney.
Glenn represented Collingwood in under-age football and cricket teams, but his passion was always sports journalism. He started a cadetship with the Sun News-Pictorial before joining the Sunday Herald Sun. He was sports editor of the Sunday Herald Sun for 11 years and is now a senior sports reporter with the Herald Sun.
Glenn is married to Christine and has three children, Lachlan, Elise and Charlotte.