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 Collingwood will consider freshening up its team for the Anzac Day clash.
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 It will become the selection question of preliminary final week should Chris Dawes lose his battle of wounded knee: Who replaces him and supports Darren Jolly?
Jake Niall In the event that Chris Dawes is unable play on Friday night, replacing him will be the Collingwood match committee's most vexing question.
Jake Niall Olympic pomp may have turned the AFL chief's head, but, Andrew, while you were gone …
Jake Niall Collingwood has the great racehorse's knack for finding the a way to win.
Jake Niall There's a sense that tomorrow's Geelong-Collingwood clash is no grand final rematch.
Jake Niall Collingwood coach notes that all his tall players were below par against Hawthorn.
Jake Niall Pies expected to confirm adding All-Australian pair Travis Cloke and Dale Thomas and recalled defender Heath Shaw to new leadership group.
Jake Niall, Wangaratta Collingwood will continue to treat forward Andrew Krakouer with caution, saying the priority remains for him to deal with his off-field issues.
Jake Niall Hawthorn has players coming back from injury and is well placed to be the 2012 premier.
Jake Niall Injury concerns are dogging the leading premiership contenders. Hawthorn has joined the club with Max Bailey's wrist problem.
Jake Niall Plans by both Essendon and Collingwood to rest players scuppered by long injury lists.
Jake Niall Seemingly innocuous game against Port a significant challenge for Collingwood.
Jake Niall Possibility of another trip to assist a small group of players not on agenda.