Jake Niall is a senior sports writer at The Age, specialising in AFL football. Jake joined The Age in 1998, having previously worked as a sports writer on The Sunday Age. He writes a blend of news, feature articles and a weekly column during the football season. Before joining The Sunday Age, Jake was a freelance reporter in the US and a regular contributor to The Sunday Age and The Age from Los Angeles, covering diverse areas like politics, earthquakes, celebrity trials and American sport. Jake ghost wrote the autobiography (‘Collingwood and Me’, 1991) of champion Collingwood footballer Peter Daicos. While he writes primarily about the AFL, he spends the month of January covering tennis, especially the Australian Open. In 2008, Jake won the Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards' Best Sports Story in any medium for his profile piece on David Schwarz.
Jake Niall Former Essendon forward Kyle Reimers, still just 23, has turned his back on the opportunity to play for Carlton and a continued career in the AFL.
Jake Niall Collingwood wants to have a 24-hour Collingwood-devoted football channel operating within the next five years.
Jake Niall Collingwood records unprecedented profit of $7.83 million, making it easily most profitable club in competition this year.
Jake Niall As with man-induced global warming, altitude training has believers and sceptics.
Jake Niall Collingwood has enabled Andrew Krakouer to have to his first high-altitude training camp in the US after the club arranged a last-minute visa for Krakouer, who was unable to go in 2010 and 2011 due...
Jake Niall With the Crows' draft penalties taking time to hurt, where are the more immediate punishments?
Jake Niall In comparison to what happened to the last club to be convicted of salary cap rorts, Adelaide has been treated leniently by the AFL.
Jake Niall St Kilda makes defender Dylan Roberton the AFL's latest delisted free agent signing.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Crows appear certain to be ruled out of the first two rounds of the 2013 draft.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall KURT TIPPETT is facing up to half a season out of the game after negotiations with the AFL neared completion on the eve of the commission's special hearing into Adelaide's salary cap misdemeanours.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.
Jake Niall In racing parlance the AFL draw has become a handicap event, a policy that should be turfed.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney explores possibility of recruiting Kurt Tippett.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney is planning to meet Kurt Tippett next week, as the club explores the possibility of moving some of Israel Folau's marketing millions over to the controversial former Adelaide...
Jake Niall There are three factors that compel the AFL to investigate the allegations of tanking.
Jake Niall The AFL has worked hard to try to even up the competition, but may have to tinker some more.
Jake Niall How many of the players who've just changed clubs represent big deals?
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.
Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney interested in Kurt Tippett if he enters the draft.
Jake Niall North Melbourne has shown an interest in Melbourne midfielder Jordan Gysberts as a potential solution to the impasse in getting key position player Cameron Pederson to the Demons.