Jake Niall

Jake Niall

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.

AFL

Players' long-term health to be monitored

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.

AFL

Flick... Cats turn off the Power

Hands off: Geelong's Harry Taylor pushes past Angus Monfries.

Jake Niall Brave Port Adelaide gives it everything but eventually Geelong's finals experience proves the difference.

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Bombers in chase for Goddard

Brendon Goddard: Bombers are keen.

Jake Niall Essendon well-positioned to snare the All-Australian if he opts to leave the Saints.

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Free Don

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Jake Niall Free agency could bring players to Essendon as the club looks to a brighter future.

Dons' Goddard quandary

Brendon Goddard

Jake Niall Essendon's bid for Brendon Goddard has left the future of several Bombers uncertain.

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AFL

St Kilda's turn to go shopping

Josh Caddy.

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.

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The journey

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Jake Niall Free agency is changing the AFL trading road map, it could be a difficult path for some.

Port, Collingwood vie for Young's attention

Clinton Young.

Jake Niall Port Adelaide joins Collingwood in the contest for Hawthorn's Clinton Young.

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Frenzy was all tip and very little iceberg

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Jake Niall How many of the players who've just changed clubs represent big deals?

The new deal

Jake Niall The AFL has worked hard to try to even up the competition, but may have to tinker some more.

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AFL

Reimers rejects Carlton, and the AFL

Kyle Reimers.

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.

AFL

Reimers gives Blues boot

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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.

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Football

Bombers move to shore up list

AFL Round 23.Essendon v Port Adelaide.Ports David Rodan chases Essendons Brent Stanton.Etihad Stadium.28 August 2011.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Jake Niall Essendon and Brent Stanton are close to agreement on a three-year contract extension.

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