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.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.
Jake Niall Adelaide has virtually no chance of losing Kurt Tippett to the Gold Coast without any return.
Jake Niall Carlton gets second win of the season, withstanding a belated challenge from Adelaide.
Jake Niall Thursday night's outcome wasn't a case of paradise lost for Carlton, rather, a catastrophe averted for Richmond.
Jake Niall Fans may fancy the Hawks, Pies, Swans and Crows, but it's the Eagles who could take flight this season.
Jake Niall Football remaining in the headlines beyond grand final day is proving detrimental to summer sport.
Jake Niall In comparison to what happened to the last club to be convicted of salary cap rorts, Adelaide has been treated leniently by the AFL.
Jake Niall With the Crows' draft penalties taking time to hurt, where are the more immediate punishments?
Jake Niall Now the shoe's on the other foot and the Hawks are grand final losers, expect a robust response.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Crows appear certain to be ruled out of the first two rounds of the 2013 draft.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall KURT TIPPETT is facing up to half a season out of the game after negotiations with the AFL neared completion on the eve of the commission's special hearing into Adelaide's salary cap misdemeanours.
Jake Niall In racing parlance the AFL draw has become a handicap event, a policy that should be turfed.
Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney interested in Kurt Tippett if he enters the draft.
Jake Niall How many of the players who've just changed clubs represent big deals?
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
Jake Niall Free agency is changing the AFL trading road map, it could be a difficult path for some.
Jake Niall Kurt Tippett had an 'understanding' allowing him to get to the club of his choice in a trade.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Sydney hopes reputation for getting a deal done would allow it to secure Kurt Tippett.
Jake Niall Port Adelaide joins Collingwood in the contest for Hawthorn's Clinton Young.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Sydney forward Jesse White has flown to Adelaide for a medical screening and looms as a possible cog in the Kurt Tippett trade, which should unfold in the next few days.