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 The Cats and Blues have traded places – one acting like a power, the other taking a long-term view
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Richmond's intervention in the deal that saw Charlie Dixon move from Gold Coast to Port Adelaide on Tuesday may not be enough to secure Carlton utility Chris Yarran.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Carlton are prepared to sacrifice classy forward Troy Menzel to Adelaide so they can bring in five new players and safeguard their early draft picks, as part of the aggressive rebuild of their...
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Carlton's trade of Tom Bell to Brisbane could unlock the deal that will finally see four Giants players move to the Blues and Adam Treloar transfer to Collingwood.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson Sydney's first-round pick has become the latest bargaining chip in negotiations between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake Carlisle.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood midfielder Nathan Freeman is set to join the Saints in a deal for St Kilda's second round pick next year.
Jake Niall Carlton's Tom Bell has been traded to the Brisbane Lions for a pick swap in which the Blues will receive Brisbane's pick 21.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Port Adelaide's bid to secure Gold Coast forward Charlie Dixon has been raised as potential three way trade that could help break the deadlock between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake...
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Collingwood's pick 26 is at the centre of the deal that will see Brisbane relinquish James Aish to the Magpies
Jake Niall One can only guess what the late Milton Friedman would make of the vexed negotiations between St Kilda and Essendon over Jake Carlisle.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle St Kilda have given ground and offered Essendon pick No.5 for Jake Carlisle for the first time, but wanted two second round selections in return as well as the key position player.
Jake Niall Hawthorn have completed what could either be the first leg of a trade for Essendon's Jake Carlisle or a stand alone deal, with young midfielder Jed Anderson joining North Melbourne in a trade...
Jake Niall Not for the first time, Hawthorn has shown the Saints how to do something. In this case, the lesson handed out is in the art of landing a player.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Richmond defender David Astbury and North Melbourne midfielder Ryan Bastinac have flown to Brisbane, where they will meet with Lions officials on Friday.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Hawthorn has made a stunning bid to secure Jake Carlisle from Essendon in a three-club deal involving North Melbourne and Jed Anderson.
Jake Niall Collingwood wingman Paul Seedsman has chosen Adelaide as his next home.
Jake Niall Carlton have hailed the historic trading of a future draft pick for Lachie Henderson as a shift in the club's thinking, and have vowed to continue to make bold long-term decisions to rebuild the club.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood wingman Paul Seedsman has gone on holidays to make a decision on his new football home, but is believed to have narrowed his choice to Adelaide or Gold Coast.
Jake Niall Sydney premiership player Lewis Jetta has been traded to the Eagles in a straight swap for West Coast's Callum Sinclair.
Jake Niall Fremantle have acquired the troubled and talented Harley Bennell from Gold Coast for a pick swap in the first and second rounds of the draft.