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.

Fleeing war to find a home in Vic Country

Emma Quayle Gach Nyuon wants to get drafted, play for an AFL team and take big marks on the MCG.

Milne back in Saints team

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle Stephen Milne will return to the St Kilda line-up on Saturday night, three weeks after being stood down in the wake of rape charges laid against him.

O'Brien needs time and space to sort out issues


Emma Quayle Pies star deserves to deal with distressing issues without constant questioning.

Injuries weaken Bombers

Emma Quayle Injuries weaken Bombers

Rioli quick to sign for three more

Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle EXCLUSIVE His club feels like his home. It is where he will be until the end of 2017, at least.

Jobe down, Bombers up

Justin Westhoff of the Power bumps Bombers' skipper Jobe Watson.

Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.


Second quarter cost us, says Port coach

Ken Hinkley has a chat to his players during a break.

Emma Quayle Ken Hinkley blames slow start to second quarter and inaccurate final term for loss.


Brownlow threat for Watson

Jobe Watson

Emma Quayle Essendon captain facing at least a month out in the run to the finals.

Teen is caught between two loves

Archie Smith.

Emma Quayle Everyone Archie Smith knows has always thought the same thing: that he would become a professional basketballer one day.


Magpies lose O'Brien, Carlton recalls Murphy for blockbuster

Harry O'Brien.

Emma Quayle Harry O'Brien will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Carlton with an ankle injury.


Stop judging us, demands Bombers chairman

Essendon chairman David Evans.

Emma Quayle Expert pharmacological advice sought by Essendon has convinced the club that AOD-9604 has no performance-enhancing qualities and that it would be having no ongoing effects on its players, if used as...

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Big Boyd may not be a Giant


Emma Quayle It is not unusual for a draft prospect to generate the amount of conversation Tom Boyd has.


SA claim under-18s championship

Darcy Hourigan.

Emma Quayle South Australia has won the state's first junior title since Warren Tredrea, Stuart Dew and Jared Crouch were AFL players-in-the-making.


If Boyd is really up for grabs, who will buy?

Top of the class: marking forward Tom Boyd is sidelined by injury today but is a contender for the No. 1 pick in the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Is there a club willing to pay the price to prise loose the top pick in the AFL draft?

Krakouer of a rumour but untrue

Andrew Krakouer will, most likely, be back in the Collingwood side on Friday.

Emma Quayle Andrew Krakouer didn't walk out on Collingwood. He didn't even think of giving up.

Double act in the spotlight

Twin time: Jake (left) and Kade Kolodjashnij at Etihad Stadium where they are playing for Tasmania's under-18 team.

Emma Quayle The Kolodjashnij twins are close but face a split confidently.


Tigers sharing the load

St Kilda's Trent Dennis-Lane finds his movement somewhat restricted by Richmond's Bachar Houli.

Emma Quayle Richmond's 64-point win can be described as mature, composed, controlled.


Richmond coach pleased with team's maturity

Damien Hardwick outlines strategy to his players during a break.

Emma Quayle Win seen as evidence of team that's better able to adjust to force games its way,

Injuries add to Saints' problems

St Kilda's coach Scott Watters at speaks to his players at quarter-time.

Emma Quayle Club will start its search for a key defender this off-season.

Vic Metro still alive despite loss


Emma Quayle South Australia is well placed to win its first under-18 title, after defeating Vic Metro.