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.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Carlton and Gold Coast are involved in 11th-hour talks over a possible move of Andrejs Everitt to the Suns.
Jake Niall Had St Kilda been aware of the Vegas video just one day earlier, the trade with Essendon would have been scuppered.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Two major deals remained in a stalemate heading into the final day of trades, with Richmond and Carlton in a stand-off over Chris Yarran and Collingwood scrambling to find a deal to satisfy Brisbane...
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle The most prolonged and acrimonious deal of the trade period has been completed with Adam Treloar finally becoming a Magpie.
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Carlton have broken new ground by trading the future draft pick they received for Lachie Henderson for pick eight in this year's draft.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle Collingwood are scrambling to find a future draft pick to satisfy Brisbane for James Aish after the Lions have all but finalised a separate deal with North Melbourne for Ryan Bastinac.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon will take two top five picks to the national draft for the first time in since 1996, after Jake Carlisle's move to St Kilda was finalised on Wednesday.
Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Melbourne has made a bold plunge into this year's draft, gambling on their improvement in 2016 by using their future first round pick to secure two top 10 selections this year.
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...