Emma Quayle joined The Age as a cadet journalist in 1999 and has been covering football since 2001. She has won awards from the Australian Football Media Association and AFL Players Association for her feature writing, and specialised for many years in covering junior football and the AFL draft. Emma's two books - The Draft and Nine Lives (the story of former Essendon wingman Adam Ramanauskas' battle with cancer) - were published in 2008 and 2010.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn playmaker Cyril Rioli was a popular winner of the prestigious Norm Smith Medal, voted best on ground by a panel of five judges at the 2015 AFL grand final.
Emma Quayle If good recruiting can be reduced to picking talented players and keeping them at the club, it should surprise no-one that West Coast is the team trying to tear Hawthorn down on grand final day.
Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle will meet with St Kilda on Friday, having returned from an overseas holiday to start making a decision on where he wants to play next year.
Emma Quayle The grand final day curtain-raiser will take on added significance this year, as clubs prepare for the introduction of future trading and the new draft night bidding system.
Emma Quayle In 2012, Ryan Schoenmakers played in the grand final but the Hawks lost to Sydney. In the flag years of 2013 and 2014, he wasn't selected. Is this his year?
Emma Quayle The Age asked for your favourite grand final of all time and we are counting down the top five through grand final week. Here, at No.
Emma Quayle Ryan Schoenmakers believes there is room in Hawthorn's forward line for both him and Jack Gunston, should Gunston recover from his ankle injury in time for the grand final.
Emma Quayle Sam McLarty has a bionic ear, but the only time he feels any different from his teammates at the Oakleigh Chargers is when he has to remove the small black processor from above his right ear at night...
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have asked the AFL to investigate the alleged leaking of sensitive game-day information to Adelaide in the elimination final.
Emma Quayle Geelong's Jarrad Jansen looks set to join Brisbane during next month's trade period.
Emma Quayle You might have missed Callum Sinclair when he played for the Collingwood VFL team.
Emma Quayle The first time it happened, Taylor Garner did not think he needed to worry too much. He didn't think he needed to worry at all, really. "I was wrong," Garner said. "I was really wrong."
Emma Quayle Richmond defender Dylan Grimes has agreed to a new contract that will keep him at the club for a further three years.
Emma Quayle When the statement arrived from Greater Western Sydney late last week - the one saying the club had categorically rejected Cameron McCarthy's request for a trade - it came with a bit of deja vu.
Emma Quayle Harley Bennell has gone home to Perth to begin contemplating his next move.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne will play Sydney for a spot in the preliminary finals, after condemning Richmond to a third consecutive first-week finals exit.
Emma Quayle In one of his first few games, the story goes that Jake Stringer wandered up to an assistant coach and asked how he should handle a highly accomplished and much more experienced opponent.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions say they will refuse to trade contracted forward Sam Mayes, who is interested in a move back to Adelaide, while intrigue builds around James Aish.
Emma Quayle The Bulldogs midfielder has put his early season wobbles behind him.
Emma Quayle After missing his first season with a back injury, Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan has won the 2015 Rising Star award.