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 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.
Emma Quayle Kye Kurkowski had never heard of Australian rules football when he was invited to trial at the US combine in Florida, let alone considered whether he would be any good at it.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle All clubs will be free to trade future draft picks in this year's trade period after the AFL commission approved the move at a meeting Tuesday.
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have signed another pair of promising young players to new deals.
Emma Quayle This time last year Jake Lever was seven months into his recovery from a knee reconstruction, so focused on his rehab that he didn't stop to think how it would affect his spot in the draft order.
Emma Quayle For the second year in a row clubs looking to draft a teenage ruckman will be choosing from a limited pool.
Emma Quayle Darcy Moore was a Collingwood supporter long before he got to the club and felt the same way most Collingwood supporters would have felt on Sunday night.
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs appear destined to play in the finals in Luke Beveridge's first year in charge after they overcame Collingwood by 18 points at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Emma Quayle Jack Viney had been waiting, waiting, waiting. Not all that patiently, either. By the time he got to play his first game for Melbourne he had been around the club for more than two years as a...
Emma Quayle The day after they were drafted, Jed Adcock met Troy Chaplin at the Maryborough Oval. After growing up in the same town, sharing rides to basketball tournaments and playing in many of the same...
Emma Quayle Three days after he woke up and saw himself on the front page of the paper, Harley Bennell thought he had played his last game for Gold Coast.
Emma Quayle Melbourne has recorded its fifth win for the season, a milestone coach Paul Roos considers an important step in his side's development given where it has come from in recent years.
Emma Quayle An impressive first-half display from Melbourne set up their 24-point win over Brisbane at the MCG on Sunday.