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 Carlton will part company with defender Nick Duigan in a sudden decision that will leave the club one short on its senior list for 2014.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Carlton will pick up Brisbane Lions midfielder Sam Docherty for pick 33.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Club first looks to sort out major priorities such as signing of free agent Dale Thomas.
Jake Niall Carlton secures one of its most critical players, with Lachie Henderson to sign two-year contract.
Jake Niall Carlton coach gives credit to his players for hanging on to defeat a charging North Melbourne.
Jake Niall The Blues need to be bold at the trade table if they are to go from pretenders to contenders under Mick Malthouse.
Jake Niall Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley adamant his under-performing team will spark.
Jake Niall Essendon stuns Carlton, coming from behind to snatch a six-point victory.
Jake Niall Carlton fights hard, but it is Geelong that emerges with the points.
Jake Niall Carlton is set to field one of its strongest teams of the season for Friday night's massive game against a similarly fit Essendon.
Jake Niall Carlton gets second win of the season, withstanding a belated challenge from Adelaide.
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.
Jake Niall But Tigers and Collingwood deprived of their request for two games in 2013.
Jake Niall If there was a club that seemed made for free agency, it was surely Carlton.
Jake Niall Mick Malthouse will coach with at least three, and possibly four, fewer coaches.
Jake Niall Carlton never treated Brett Ratten as a long-term coach. Ratten was on probation for his entire five years and six games as senior coach.
Jake Niall Carlton and North Melbourne have taken turns at burial and resurrection.
Jake Niall The AFL has made two major fixturing calls: Carlton and Richmond have retained their hold on the Thursday night season opener at the MCG next year, while Hawthorn and West Coast will meet on the...
Jake Niall Carlton will use NAB Cup to trial as many first- and second-year players as possible.
Jake Niall Does Richmond really need to play Carlton in the season's first mega-match?