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 The Brisbane Lions are set to post a loss of more than $2 million for the 2012 year.
Jake Niall Essendon close to re-signing skipper and club's favourite son on a long-term contract.
Jake Niall Favourite son or long-apprenticed assistant coach, who would you want your club to select?
Chloe Saltau and Jake Niall Geelong coach Chris Scott insists that time out of the game won't help Tom Hawkins.
Jake Niall Carlton expected to name midfield gun Marc Murphy as captain for 2013.
Jake Niall Fans may fancy the Hawks, Pies, Swans and Crows, but it's the Eagles who could take flight this season.
Jake Niall Melbourne's massive turnover will see the Demons field a radically revamped team for round one.
Jake Niall AFL tells Brisbane and GWS that they have no room in salary caps to accommodate forward.
Jake Niall KURT TIPPETT'S path to Sydney in Tuesday's pre-season draft is assured after the AFL informed the Brisbane Lions and Greater Western Sydney that those clubs did not have sufficient room in their...
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.
Jake Niall In racing parlance the AFL draw has become a handicap event, a policy that should be turfed.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Jake Niall But Tigers and Collingwood deprived of their request for two games in 2013.
Jake Niall Sydney plans to acquire a player from another club, having space in its salary cap.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
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 Clinton Young faces a choice between remaining at Hawthorn or joining Collingwood.
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.