Emma Quayle

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.

New direction: Ex-Tiger-now-Giant Brett Deledio

Bulldogs' late bid for Deledio

The Western Bulldogs' last-minute push for Brett Deledio came about after it became apparent that the star Tiger could be headed for the already formidable Greater Western Sydney.

Pats on the back: An AFL ruling has opened the way for Blue Zach Tuohy to join Geelong.

Surprise AFL ruling opens up Tuohy deal

A surprise AFL ruling has opened up the path for Geelong to secure Zach Tuohy from Carlton after the Cats were given unexpected permission to trade another first-round draft pick.