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 EXCLUSIVE Superstar forward's payments due to peak in the seventh and eighth seasons.
Jake Niall Sydney did not swoop on Buddy at the last minute. The Swans don't operate that way.
Jake Niall If not for the spotlight on the Dons and the supplements woes, more clubs would be under the gun.
Jake Niall In coming together to support the family of Merv Neagle, Essendon showed real club spirit.
Jake Niall Sydney coach confirms Kurt Tippett is 'a strong chance' to go straight into the senior team.
Jake Niall Carlton's Heath Scotland talks for the first time about an incident in which he hit a man at a Mulwala pub and had to accept the consequences
Jake Niall It's not just crowds, but also clubs that have come a long way in embracing indigenous players.
Jake Niall The Western Bulldogs are likely to draft Brett Goodes, who has been working as the club's welfare manager, in preference to delisted Bomber Brent Prismall.
Jake Niall Sydney's team of 'no-name' players pulled off a heist of Shakespearean proportions.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Sydney hopes reputation for getting a deal done would allow it to secure Kurt Tippett.
Jake Niall Josh Gibson is always a fistful, and Sydney needs a plan.
Jake Niall The mysterious Swans culture has become like Colonel Sanders' herbs and spices.
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 It's wasn't the deal of the decade, but it is one that keeps on giving.