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 Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle Brent Harvey will play his first game of the season for North Melbourne next week.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne ends Port Adelaide's unbeaten start to the season.
Emma Quayle Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.
Emma Quayle Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle A Hawthorn supporter accused of racially abusing North Melbourne players on the weekend has been issued a penalty notice after being identified by Victoria Police.
Emma Quayle Weekend's three ACL injuries point to increased speed and ferocity of game.
Emma Quayle Tom Liberatore is off to a good start in his bid to win back trust and respect.
Emma Quayle Kurt Heatherley will become one of the AFL's best-travelled players, if and when he wears his Hawthorn jumper for the first time.
Emma Quayle James Aish should be one of the first few players picked in the national draft.
Emma Quayle The AFL is considering near back-to-back national and rookie drafts.
Emma Quayle Dale Thomas has taken his first steps back towards the Collingwood senior side.
Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...
Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.
Emma Quayle Josh Kelly would be attached to an AFL team already had things turned out differently.
Emma Quayle Dustin Martin not the only person at Richmond looking forward to start of season.
Emma Quayle Geelong forward out for two or three weeks after minor knee surgery.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney could be winning his five-year battle to overcome a chronic knee injury.