Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at 'The Age' specialising mainly in coverage of the AFL. He writes a weekly column for 'The Sunday Age' and has been on staff with 'The Age' or 'Sunday Age' since 1995. Jake, who combines original news with commentary, match-based writing, features and analysis, has won a number of awards, including the Alf Brown award for the best performer in AFL media in 2012, the Melbourne Press Club's 2007 Quill award for best sports story in any medium and a Walkley award, shared with colleagues Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie, Caroline Wilson and John Silvester, for best coverage of a major issue (Essendon scandal) in 2013.
Jake Niall Nic Naitanui is Hawthorn's greatest threat. What are the Hawks planning to do about him?
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Giants star midfielder Adam Treloar has told the club he wants to be traded to is Collingwood.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Giants star midfielder Adam Treloar has told the club he wants to be traded to Collingwood in a deal that could potentially also include the skilful running player Curtly Hampton moving to the...
Jake Niall Luke Hodge should hand over the Hawks' leadership at season's end.
Jake Niall For a time, it appeared that the scandalous part of this game wouldn't be North's selections, but Richmond's inability to take advantage of the mass withdrawals.
Jake Niall The AFL will continue to examine whether rules can be passed that will discourage or regulate the practice of mass resting of players in the final round.
Jake Niall The MCG is expected to host all Victorian-based finals, with the AFL all but ruling out the prospect of a home final for the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium.
Jake Niall Richmond will not rest any players in Friday's clash against North Melbourne, with Brett Deledio recovered from a stiff neck he suffered in the incident that saw Essendon's Courtney Dempsey suspended.
Jake Niall and Samantha Lane Steve Johnson will likely play his last game for Geelong on Saturday. Sources have confirmed that the Cats are unlikely to go on with Johnson in 2016, with fellow triple premiership great Corey...
Jake Niall Carlton is considering hiring a coaching director to support incoming senior coach Brendon Bolton.
Jake Niall John Longmire needs to take risks to revive the Swans as a premiership threat.
Jake Niall St Kilda has joined the race for out of contract Brisbane Lion youngster James Aish, who is weighing up approaches from a number of clubs.
Jake Niall The management of highly sought midfielder Adam Treloar insists no decision has been made on the future of the young Giant, as Richmond, Collingwood and North Melbourne compete for his services.
Jake Niall Why the Tigers should seriously consider Stevie J.
Jake Niall Seven days after Essendon parted with former player James Hird, Carlton has hired a man who has never played AFL.
Jake Niall The Hawks were nothing less than lethargic against Port Adelaide. It is not the only time this season that they've been unable to produce their full throttle intensity.
Jake Niall The Sydney Swans have finalised a deal that will see them play all finals at their home base, the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Samantha Lane, Jake Niall and Larissa Nicholson The AFL players' union has expressed concern about the precedent created by Carlton's groundbreaking decision to have Lachie Henderson sit out the remainder of the season as the departing Blue called...
Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall Brisbane have officially parted ways with former captain Jed Adcock as reports of another player exodus continue to dog the club.
Jake Niall If Lachie Henderson was playing for Hawthorn, it would be in neither party's interest for him to take an early holiday because he wanted to play for another club.