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 It was late in the first quarter and a Melbourne player had the ball in his hands, two or maybe three kicks from goal.
Emma Quayle Things have changed since Trent Cotchin became Richmond's captain, almost four years ago, not understanding exactly what he was in for but knowing it was what he wanted. He got married, to Brooke.
Emma Quayle, Ronny Lerner Hawthorn midfielder Will Langford, signed to a new four-year deal, hopes to start making his way back into the senior side through the VFL this weekend.
Emma Quayle Sydney father-son candidate Josh Dunkley will have the chance to see how this year's trade period plays out before deciding whether to nominate as a Swan or enter the open draft.
Emma Quayle Marcus Bontempelli still lives at home and won't be too far away when he moves out at the end of the year.
Emma Quayle St Kilda coach Alan Richardson expects his side to approach the last month of its season with aggression and endeavour despite a difficult run home.
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.