Emma Quayle

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.

Tigers make surprise bid for Jack Trengove

Jack Trengove: One of Melbourne's top two picks in 2009.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.

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Is Sydney the first club to be punished for following AFL rules?

Emma Quayle dinkus Dinkus

Emma Quayle Why can’t the Swans bring someone in and just not pay him any COLA?

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Essendon pushes ahead with Paddy Ryder free agent scheme

PADDY RYDER at Windy Hill today - to go with Chloe Saltau story 
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Friday the 2nd of September 2011

Emma Quayle Essendon has not closed the door on a plan to boost its compensation for ruckman Paddy Ryder by releasing him from his contract and allowing him to join Port Adelaide as a free agent.

AFL trade 2014: AFL bans Sydney Swans from trading players in

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Emma Quayle Sydney has been told it cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an instant end to the cost of living allowance.

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AFL Trade News: Allen Christensen bid sparks Lions-Cats talks

On the move: Allen Christensen.

Emma Quayle Geelong and the Brisbane Lions have begun discussing a potential trade for Allen Christensen, after the midfielder’s surprise decision to request a trade away from the Cats.

Bombers pitch in to keep Jason Winderlich

Jason Winderlich.

Emma Quayle Essendon has not lost hope of persuading Jason Winderlich to play on for the Bombers next year, with president Paul Little and yet-to-be-appointed assistant coach Mark Harvey among the officials to...

Blues, Dogs consider Adam Cooney trade

Carlton-bound? Adam Cooney is a chance to turn out for the Blues

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson Carlton and the Western Bulldogs have had discussions about a potential trade involving Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney.

Port Adelaide looks at legal option over Ryder

Essendon ruckman Patrick Ryder

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle As talks between Essendon and Port Adelaide over Patrick Ryder have stalled, Port has taken advice Ryder can activate a contractual rule that would see his Essendon contract voided.

Another Bomber wants out; Jason Winderlich wants to play on with Tigers

Jason Winderlich.

Emma Quayle Jason Winderlich has asked Essendon to release him from his contract for next season so that he can play on with Richmond.

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Darcy Moore joins Collingwood, as 12 draftees find AFL homes

Darcy Moore.

Emma Quayle Darcy Moore's long wait to become a Collingwood player is over, with the Magpies using their first choice in next month's draft to secure the father-son prospect.

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Biggest ever father-son bidding meeting to kick-start AFL trade period

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Levi Greenwood of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the Second Elimination AFL Final match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Emma Quayle Monday morning’s father-son bidding meeting could prove crucial to a number of mooted trade deals.

AFL trades and draft: South Australian prospect Keenan Ramsey turns heads at AFL Combine

Competitor: Keenan Ramsey, pictured at the draft combine during the week, has sight in only one eye.

Emma Quayle Keenan Ramsey was only two when his mother noticed his lack of reaction when she covered up one of his eyes and waved her hand in front of it.

Christian Petracca has nose in front in open race for No.1 draft pick

Christian Petracca from Eastern Rangers.

Emma Quayle So. Do we have a No. 1 pick yet?

Who is Darcy Moore?

Game on: Life is about to get very busy for talented AFL target Darcy Moore.

Emma Quayle Here are a few things you might not know about Darcy Moore.

Bombers hoping to secure Michael Long's son as a rookie

Bomber's superstar Michael Long in his heyday.

Emma Quayle The teenage son of Michael Long is likely to join Essendon rookie at the end of this year, should no other club make a surprise decision to snap him up.

Pole vaulter's son leaps into AFL football

Oleg Markov during the agility test  at The AFL Draft Combine.

Emma Quayle Son of a world champion pole vaulter, Oleg Markov is one to keep an eye out for.

AFL draft combine harvester: medium midfielders

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Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the medium midfielders.

AFL draft combine harvester: tall defenders

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Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the tall defenders.

Nick Malceski meets with Suns as free agency period gets underway

Looking elsewhere: Sydney's Nick Malceski.

Emma Quayle Nick Malceski has met with the Gold Coast, with the defender considering a move interstate but still a strong chance to play out his career in Sydney.

AFL draft combine harvester: tall forwards

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Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the tall forwards.