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 In coming together to support the family of Merv Neagle, Essendon showed real club spirit.
Jake Niall The travails of Hird and Voss this week ought to be a teaching moment for a competition/industry.
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.
Greg Baum and Jake Niall Upbeat coach hails Essendon's defensive effort against Sydney as best of year.
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 On Brownlow eve, consider Jobe Watson's career and why he would be a deserving winner.
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 Of the many astonishing stories about the late Jim Stynes recounted in recent days, one has been entirely overlooked.
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.