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 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.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne has eased to a 41-point win over Geelong at Etihad Stadium.
Emma Quayle I want to write about how well Adelaide has handled such a tough, terrible week, and it's hard to know how to do it. But the way the club has coped needs to be acknowledged. It has been amazing.
Emma Quayle The ball was bounced, and the ruckmen jumped. The midfielders ran, the defenders tried to stop the forwards from kicking goals. There was a game to play.
Emma Quayle Taylor Adams has created some Monday morning work for the match review panel, after appearing to drop his knee into Port Adelaide player Justin Westhoff.
Emma Quayle The AFL may allow clubs to use future draft picks in trade deals as soon as this year.
Emma Quayle The hardest times have come when he has been sitting at home alone or trying to get to sleep at night, with nothing to do but think.
Emma Quayle Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley is uncertain how he will cope in the coaches' box on Thursday, at the end of a week in which he has struggled to focus on his team's next game.
Emma Quayle Port Adelaide and Collingwood will unite to honour Phil Walsh ahead of their game on Thursday night.
Emma Quayle John Worsfold has joined Adelaide to support their players and coaches through a difficult time and has no plans to coach at Adelaide or anywhere else next year.
Emma Quayle Brad Ebert was 17 years old and just starting out the first time he first got to know Phil Walsh.
Emma Quayle Scott Camporeale's immediate priorities as Adelaide's new senior coach are to take care of his grieving players and continue to push the plan put in place by Phil Walsh nine months ago.
Emma Quayle Adelaide have appointed Scott Camporeale as interim coach following the death of Phil Walsh last Friday.
Emma Quayle Adelaide's grieving players will not have to confront the emotional challenge of next week's game on their own, with the club planning for their families to accompany them on the trip to Perth.
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...