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's Heath Scotland talks for the first time about an incident in which he hit a man at a Mulwala pub and had to accept the consequences
Jake Niall Richmond has confirmed that skipper Trent Cotchin should return to the side for Sunday's game against Melbourne.
Jake Niall and Rohan Connolly Mark Neeld pledges to keep turning players over until he finds those who are ''up for the fight''.
Jake Niall Cameron Schwab will receive a six-month payout from his three-year contract.
Jake Niall Sydney paid $1.75million-plus more to its players than three of the competition's most challenged clubs.
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 The AFL will tackle Aboriginal participation at a meeting on Friday.
Jake Niall Collingwood records unprecedented profit of $7.83 million, making it easily most profitable club in competition this year.
Jake Niall Former Essendon forward Kyle Reimers, still just 23, has turned his back on the opportunity to play for Carlton and a continued career in the AFL.
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 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...
Jake Niall St Kilda makes defender Dylan Roberton the AFL's latest delisted free agent signing.
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 Mick Malthouse will coach with at least three, and possibly four, fewer coaches.
Jake Niall Richmond is a strongly considering acquiring out-of-contract North Melbourne forward Aaron Edwards.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.