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.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Jobe Watson has expressed regret that he admitted taking a banned drug.
Jake Niall Essendon will not allow its players to suffer financial penalties in the event that they are suspended by the AFL tribunal as a result of the supplements investigation.
Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Jake Niall Essendon captain Jobe Watson and several teammates were used as human guinea pigs by the club, receiving injections or infusions of banned drug AOD9604 in volumes and at a frequency far exceeding its...
Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie and Jake Niall Essendon captain and several teammates were used as virtual human ''guinea pigs'' by the club.
Jake Niall The travails of Hird and Voss this week ought to be a teaching moment for a competition/industry.
Jake Niall In coming together to support the family of Merv Neagle, Essendon showed real club spirit.
Greg Baum and Jake Niall Upbeat coach hails Essendon's defensive effort against Sydney as best of year.
Martin Blake and Jake Niall Collingwood's hard-line decision based on a season-long ban on drinking alcohol six days before a game.
Jake Niall No footballer has ever won the Brownlow Medal in a team that hasn't won a single game.
Jake Niall Collingwood midfielder has all but agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension.
Jake Niall Carlton and North Melbourne have taken turns at burial and resurrection.
Jake Niall On Brownlow eve, consider Jobe Watson's career and why he would be a deserving winner.
Jake Niall A St Kilda youngster has suffered a suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament at the club's altitude training camp in Colorado.
Jake Niall St Kilda youngster suffers suspected torn anterior cruciate ligament at club's camp in Colorado.
Jake Niall Possibility of another trip to assist a small group of players not on agenda.
Jake Niall Richmond's 2012 revival seems more authentic than its previous soufflé-like rises.
JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...
Jake Niall The politics of Hall of Fame induction could well mean if there's no advocate, there's no invite.
Jake Niall Dustin Martin shows he's a force to be reckoned with.
Jake Niall Of the many astonishing stories about the late Jim Stynes recounted in recent days, one has been entirely overlooked.