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 Clem Smith made a life-defining decision when he was just 12 years old. He is hoping to be drafted to an AFL club on Thursday night.
Emma Quayle Draft prospect Tom Lamb could be the third member of his family to make an AFL list.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at your club's needs in next week's national draft. Part two.
Emma Quayle Everything you need to know for the AFL Draft with your club-by-club guide to your team's draft needs, hopes and dreams.
Emma Quayle Top draft slot still up for grabs, but Giants hold the keys to first round order
Emma Quayle Not a mock draft: the draft order won't be decided until November 27, but here our draft expert ranks her top 30 prospects in order.
Emma Quayle Sam Durdin is one of the most versatile prospects in this year's AFL draft. But learning to be that way has taken a bit of effort.
Emma Quayle It is not often that four boys from the same junior club have their names called in the same draft.
Emma Quayle Francis Watson was nervous. He had just finished playing his last game for Western Australia, and the team had won for the first time all year.
Emma Quayle A short burst of brilliance has put a Darwin teen on clubs’ radars.
Emma Quayle In the countdown to the AFL National Draft, key defender Jake Lever finds ways to show the recruiters what he can do after a serious knee injury ends his final season of junior football before it has...
Emma Quayle Taylor Hunt's career will continue at Richmond next year, with the Tigers set to sign the delisted Geelong midfielder as a free agent.
Emma Quayle Sydney will ask the AFL Commission to overturn its trade ban at its regular meeting in December, arguing the club is being penalised for following league rules.
Emma Quayle Port Adelaide has taken advantage of the AFL's new equalisation rules to boost its premiership chances by adding Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder to its top-four side.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's interest in uncontracted GWS player Sam Frost prompted Melbourne to give up its second-round selection for the defender in the lasy 10 minutes of trading.
Emma Quayle Mitch Hallahan has moved from Hawthorn to Gold Coast on the final day of trading.
Emma Quayle The temptation in trade week is to pick an immediate winner, as soon as each deal goes through.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson The Patrick Ryder impasse remained unresolved on Wednesday night, after a mediation session failed to result in a deal between Essendon and Port Adelaide.
Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle In the most dramatic day of action in the history of the draft and trading system Tom Boyd has become a Bulldog on unprecedented terms in exchange for the Dogs captain Ryan Griffen.
Jake Niall, Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson A blockbuster deal in which Western Bulldogs captain Ryan Griffen would be traded for Greater Western Sydney's Tom Boyd is looking increasingly likely.