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 One of the first things Phil Walsh said to Taylor Walker was to never call him after eight o'clock at night.
Emma Quayle Adelaide has begun the difficult process of looking towards next week's game and the team's return to the field, following the tragic death of coach Phil Walsh.
Emma Quayle For Adelaide, everything changed at 3.30am. For the people who knew, loved and worked with Phil Walsh, football both meant nothing and was the one thing keeping them together early on Friday morning...
Emma Quayle Harley Bennell needs support from people who understand him, not people who are looking to lecture him.
Emma Quayle Callum Mills has had to sit, watch and wait as the 2015 draft order has started to take shape around him.
Emma Quayle Vic Metro has avoided a last-place finish in this year's national championships with a goal in the last 15 seconds of its final game.
Emma Quayle Carlton could lose significant ground in the first round of the 2016 draft should they choose to match second round bids for father-son prospects Jack Silvagni and Bailey Rice this year.
Emma Quayle Essendon will continue playing its best possible side while endeavouring to develop its young players in the second half of the season, says coach James Hird.
Emma Quayle Josh Dunkley has a decision to make later this year – Sydney, or the draft?
Emma Quayle Queensland has moved closer to the second division under-18 title, with a four-goal game from Eric Hipwood steering his side to a 38-point win over Tasmania.
Emma Quayle Josh Schache reached the end of last season wishing he had kicked more goals, and fewer points.
Emma Quayle The final two rounds of the AFL's under-18 championships will be played in Melbourne and Geelong on Friday-Saturday and next Wednesday-Thursday. Here's where they are at.
Emma Quayle St Kilda believes the current restrictive rookie list rules are due for revision, disappointed that they have been forced to choose between promoting Adam Schneider or Jack Sinclair back onto the...
Emma Quayle Travis Varcoe has the best win-loss ratio in the game. And it's rubbing off on Collingwood.
Emma Quayle Brisbane veteran Matt Maguire has been forced to retire, two months after he was knocked unconscious in a reserves game.
Emma Quayle Two years ago he was the number one draft pick. Last year he moved home, switching clubs on a once-in-a-lifetime contract. Now, Tom Boyd is a Rising Star nominee.
Emma Quayle Some have been bright lights in otherwise sad seasons. Some have continued their steady season-by-season rise and helped their team improve, while others have found ways to reinvent themselves.
Emma Quayle Essendon has lost Travis Colyer and Tom Bellchambers to foot injuries, with Colyer to miss the rest of the season with a cracked navicular.
Emma Quayle Gold Coast are confident that Gary Ablett will be cleared to rejoin the side for next Sunday's game against Carlton after a solid weekend training session.
Emma Quayle The rookie list began to lose meaning when it became a place for clubs to start housing as many break-in-case-of-emergency 30-year-old veterans as underdeveloped kids they needed time to make a call...