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 Talks between Geelong and Harry Taylor's management moving in a positive direction.
Jake Niall As of Friday evening, Geelong's claims to leadership of the competition cannot be disputed.
Jake Niall Geelong says injuries and the lack of conditioning for all recognised rucks could force it to play Mark Blicavs - the 198 centimetre convert from athletics who took up football last year after...
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Geelong has emerged as a major off-season player, it's eye on Rivers and McIntosh.
Jake Niall Geelong joins Essendon and other Victorian clubs in race for Gold Coast youngster.
Jake Niall Geelong plans to play first game at rebuilt home under lights in the middle of next season.
Jake Niall GEELONG and Hawthorn's rivalry has been the game's most compelling for some years, but this latest instalment has taken not only their competition but AFL football to unprecedented heights.
Jake Niall Geelong and Hawthorn’s rivalry has been the game’s most compelling for some years, but this latest installment has taken not only their competition, but AFL football to unprecedented heights.
Jake Niall There is a way for Travis Boak to become a Cat should he leave Port and ask to be traded to Geelong.
Jake Niall There's a sense that tomorrow's Geelong-Collingwood clash is no grand final rematch.
Jake Niall Often this season the AFL has seemed to be a two-tiered competition.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Jake Niall Relations between Mark Thompson and Geelong appear to be healing.
Jake Niall The locals in Geelong weren't expecting a Close Encounter of any kind.
Jake Niall Gary Ablett downplays the significance of his homecoming, expressing disappointment that the Suns faded.
Jake Niall The Hawks could buy two quality midfielders for what the esteemed Buddy Franklin costs them.
Jake Niall Collingwood's gritty come-from-behind upset of Geelong has been tempered by an apparent setback for injured gun midfielder Dayne Beams and a report on ruckman Darren Jolly for a high bump.
Jake Niall Essendon coach says Bombers did not use the ball well enough or convert opportunities against Geelong.
Chloe Saltau and Jake Niall Geelong coach Chris Scott insists that time out of the game won't help Tom Hawkins.
Jake Niall Richmond has confirmed that skipper Trent Cotchin should return to the side for Sunday's game against Melbourne.