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 Emma Quayle sat in on St Kilda's recruiting meetings throughout 2014 for her book The Draftees.
Emma Quayle If you broke the AFL's new broadcasting deal down into $100 notes and piled them up next to Buddy Franklin, they would make Sydney's highly-paid superstar look tiny.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's American recruit Jason Holmes will play his first game for the club on Saturday, less than two years after being signed by the club as an international rookie.
Emma Quayle Bailey Rice will be able to nominate as a father-son prospect for both Carlton and St Kilda, under a proposed tweak to the new bidding system being introduced this year.
Emma Quayle Essendon was heading towards an uncertain, challenging off-season, at the start of this week. Perhaps even more challenging than the last two rough-and-tumble trade periods, which is saying something.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn could lose premiership defender Matthew Suckling for nothing should he take up a lucrative offer to join Brisbane at the end of the season.
Emma Quayle It was late in the first quarter and a Melbourne player had the ball in his hands, two or maybe three kicks from goal.
Emma Quayle Things have changed since Trent Cotchin became Richmond's captain, almost four years ago, not understanding exactly what he was in for but knowing it was what he wanted. He got married, to Brooke.
Emma Quayle, Ronny Lerner Hawthorn midfielder Will Langford, signed to a new four-year deal, hopes to start making his way back into the senior side through the VFL this weekend.
Emma Quayle Sydney father-son candidate Josh Dunkley will have the chance to see how this year's trade period plays out before deciding whether to nominate as a Swan or enter the open draft.
Emma Quayle Marcus Bontempelli still lives at home and won't be too far away when he moves out at the end of the year.
Emma Quayle St Kilda coach Alan Richardson expects his side to approach the last month of its season with aggression and endeavour despite a difficult run home.
Emma Quayle Ross Lyon expects to take a strengthened Fremantle side into next weekend's top-of-the-ladder clash with West Coast.
Emma Quayle It is a well-established fact that Aaron Sandilands is tall. Extremely tall. And hard to move, get around or jump over.
Emma Quayle Clubs will have to use at least two first-round draft picks in a rolling four year period under the proposed new rules for the trading of future draft picks.
Emma Quayle How does Jake Stringer feel about kicking a goal? Well, he'll do it. If he really, really, really, really has to.
Emma Quayle Carlton is prepared to wait until the very end of the season to welcome their new coach, should be have finals commitments to see through with another club.
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs start pushing towards the top four with an 87 point win over Essendon.
Emma Quayle Incredible luck - and the quick thinking of his friends and colleagues - helped saved Jason Cripps' life after he collapsed of a heart attack in Perth last month.
Emma Quayle Draft prospects who test positive to illicit drugs under the AFL's widened testing program will not carry any strikes into their senior careers.