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 The future of Kurt Tippett's manager will move closer to a resolution this week, after he fronts an AFL Players Association hearing.
Emma Quayle Four months ago, Eric Wallace had never heard of a Sherrin, let alone kicked one.
Emma Quayle Four months ago Eric Wallace had never heard of a Sherrin, let alone kicked one. But now the American college basketballer has signed with North Melbourne as an international rookie, with hopes of...
Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.
Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...
Emma Quayle Delaying the pre-season or rookie draft would give clubs greater flexibility, says Mark Neeld.
Emma Quayle The Saturday Age got a look at the work Melbourne is doing to lift the club in 2013.
Emma Quayle Michael Hibberd met Merv Neagle at an Essendon function at the start of this year.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Adelaide Crows chief executive and football operations manager avoid the axe.
Emma Quayle Adelaide accepts AFL sanctions, but also points out that it considers them rough.
Emma Quayle, Jon Pierik ADELAIDE have backed chief executive Steven Trigg's claim that he verbally cancelled a written agreement to trade Kurt Tippett to the club of his choice three years ago.
Emma Quayle Kurt Tippett's demeanour at Friday's hearing of his draft and salary cap breaches costs him $25,000.
Emma Quayle, Jake Niall KURT TIPPETT is facing up to half a season out of the game after negotiations with the AFL neared completion on the eve of the commission's special hearing into Adelaide's salary cap misdemeanours.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Crows appear certain to be ruled out of the first two rounds of the 2013 draft.
Emma Quayle Almost two years after Adelaide talked Kurt Tippett into staying, the web began to unravel.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.
Emma Quayle The AFL has allowed Kurt Tippett to remove himself from Adelaide's list and nominate for the pre-season draft with set financial terms.
Emma Quayle Port Adelaide has emerged as a potential new home for delisted Essendon player Brent Prismall, who has joined the club for pre-season training.
Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.
Emma Quayle EVERY AFL club has spent more than two years waiting for Lachie Whitfield to become old enough. Whitfield's long wait ended too, the teenager on his way to Greater Western Sydney as the No.