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 Free agency is changing the AFL trading road map, it could be a difficult path for some.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Sydney hopes reputation for getting a deal done would allow it to secure Kurt Tippett.
Jake Niall Kurt Tippett had an 'understanding' allowing him to get to the club of his choice in a trade.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
Jake Niall Sydney plans to acquire a player from another club, having space in its salary cap.
Jake Niall The Brisbane Lions are set to post a loss of more than $2 million for the 2012 year.
Jake Niall Adelaide has virtually no chance of losing Kurt Tippett to the Gold Coast without any return.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Leon Cameron is in Sydney today meeting with the Giants about a vacancy there.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.
Jake Niall Lance Franklin was certainly Hawthorn's most potent player in the grand final.
Jake Niall The mysterious Swans culture has become like Colonel Sanders' herbs and spices.
Jake Niall Sydney's team of 'no-name' players pulled off a heist of Shakespearean proportions.
Jake Niall Coaching at Hawthorn under Jeff Kennett wasn't always easy for Alastair Clarkson.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
Jake Niall HAWTHORN has asked board member Jason Dunstall to continue to perform the same role when the club great and media commentator steps down from the board late next year.
Jake Niall Josh Gibson is always a fistful, and Sydney needs a plan.
Jake Niall Matthew Primus has been announced as Gold Coast's new assistant coach today.
Jake Niall Essendon's bid for Brendon Goddard has left the future of several Bombers uncertain.
Jake Niall On Brownlow eve, consider Jobe Watson's career and why he would be a deserving winner.
Jake Niall Cyril Rioli was 'buggered' in the last quarter, when Alastair Clarkson made the game's most telling move, shifting the electric Cyril deeper into attack, where his jolts revived a flatlining team.