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 AFL is working with AFLPA to set up a system for monitoring the long-term health of Essendon players to ensure there are no issues arising from the club's supplements program.
Jake Niall Brave Port Adelaide gives it everything but eventually Geelong's finals experience proves the difference.
Jake Niall Essendon well-positioned to snare the All-Australian if he opts to leave the Saints.
Jake Niall Free agency could bring players to Essendon as the club looks to a brighter future.
Jake Niall Essendon's bid for Brendon Goddard has left the future of several Bombers uncertain.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda will make a bid for Gold Coast's Josh Caddy and West Coast defender Mitch Brown in a effort to turn loss into gain.
Jake Niall Free agency is changing the AFL trading road map, it could be a difficult path for some.
Jake Niall Port Adelaide joins Collingwood in the contest for Hawthorn's Clinton Young.
Jake Niall How many of the players who've just changed clubs represent big deals?
Jake Niall The AFL has worked hard to try to even up the competition, but may have to tinker some more.
Jake Niall Former Essendon forward Kyle Reimers, still just 23, has turned his back on the opportunity to play for Carlton and a continued career in the AFL.
Jake Niall Former Essendon forward Kyle Reimers has turned his back on the opportunity to play for Carlton and a continued career in the AFL.