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 Sydney paid $1.75million-plus more to its players than three of the competition's most challenged clubs.
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 Josh Gibson is always a fistful, and Sydney needs a plan.
JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...
Jake Niall EXCLUSIVE Hawthorn's versatile forward/utility becomes latest Hawk to commit for the long-term.
Jake Niall Facing the major challenge of a five-day break before a historic Anzac Day game in New Zealand, St Kilda is preparing for the prospect of 26 to 28 players in its back-to-back games against Essendon...
Jake Niall Carlton gets second win of the season, withstanding a belated challenge from Adelaide.
Jake Niall Hawks' failure to beat Cats continues distinct pattern from 2012 preliminary and grand finals.
Jake Niall Fans may fancy the Hawks, Pies, Swans and Crows, but it's the Eagles who could take flight this season.
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 The Cats have backed the notion of giving more to the financially weaker clubs.
Jake Niall Lance Franklin's decision on his future will take up a lot of Hawthorn's time and energy.
Jake Niall Modern-day AFL dictates clubs need captains with high credentials, writes Jake Niall.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney explores possibility of recruiting Kurt Tippett.
Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney interested in Kurt Tippett if he enters the draft.
Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall St Kilda is still hopeful that a deal can be struck for Mitch Brown.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Greater Western Sydney is planning to meet Kurt Tippett next week, as the club explores the possibility of moving some of Israel Folau's marketing millions over to the controversial former Adelaide...