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.

Tributes continue to flow as Port Adelaide and Collingwood plan honour for Phil Walsh

Emma Quayle Port Adelaide and Collingwood will unite to honour Phil Walsh ahead of their game on Thursday night.

John Worsfold joins Adelaide as a sounding board for the coaches and players

John Worsfold says his role will be to support the Adelaide players and coaches.

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.

Why Brad Ebert and the Power players will remember Phil Walsh

Emma Quayle Brad Ebert was 17 years old and just starting out the first time he first got to know Phil Walsh.

Interim Adelaide coach Scott Camporeale plans to follow path set by Phil Walsh

Scott Camporeale speaks to the media on Monday.

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.

Adelaide Crows appoint Scott Camporeale as interim coach, John Worsfold as coaching director

Scott Camporeale in his playing days.

Emma Quayle Adelaide have appointed Scott Camporeale as interim coach following the death of Phil Walsh last Friday.

Grieving Adelaide players' families to fly with them to Perth

The closed gates at Adelaide Oval on Sunday after the Geelong game was cancelled following the death of Adelaide coach Phil Walsh.

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.

Taylor Walker's tribute to a coach he loved

Taylor Walker:

Emma Quayle One of the first things Phil Walsh said to Taylor Walker was to never call him after eight o'clock at night.

Phil Walsh death: Adelaide starts difficult process of preparing for life ahead

People pay tribute at Adelaide Crows headquarters on Saturday.

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.

'It's a call that you never want to get'

Toughest of days: Daniel Talia and Rory Laird leave the Adelaide club rooms as tributes are left for 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...

Understanding is the key in dealing with Harley Bennell

Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle Harley Bennell needs support from people who understand him, not people who are looking to lecture him.

Swans' draft prospect Callum Mills to be back in action soon

Going well: Callum Mills and Jacob Hopper.

Emma Quayle Callum Mills has had to sit, watch and wait as the 2015 draft order has started to take shape around him.

Last-minute win keeps Vic Metro from last spot

Emma Quayle Vic Metro has avoided a last-place finish in this year's national championships with a goal in the last 15 seconds of its final game.

Carlton facing big call on Jack Silvagni and Bailey Rice

Jack Silvagni in action for Vic Metro.

Emma Quayle Carlton could lose significant ground in the first round of the 2016 draft should they choose to match second round bids for father-son prospects Jack Silvagni and Bailey Rice this year.

Essendon to balance youth and experience in the run home, says coach James Hird

Paul Chapman (left) will miss another week with a groin strain.

Emma Quayle Essendon will continue playing its best possible side while endeavouring to develop its young players in the second half of the season, says coach James Hird.

The Swans, or the draft? Josh Dunkley has time to make up his mind

Emma Quayle Josh Dunkley has a decision to make later this year – Sydney, or the draft?

Queensland moves closer to under-18 AFL title

Emma Quayle Queensland has moved closer to the second division under-18 title, with a four-goal game from Eric Hipwood steering his side to a 38-point win over Tasmania.

Practice makes perfect for top draft prospect Josh Schache

Emma Quayle Josh Schache reached the end of last season wishing he had kicked more goals, and fewer points.

2015 AFL draft mid-season preview

Jack Silvagni in action for Vic Metro.

Emma Quayle The final two rounds of the AFL's under-18 championships will be played in Melbourne and Geelong on Friday-Saturday and next Wednesday-Thursday. Here's where they are at.

St Kilda keen for rookie list review, after Adam Schneider and Jack Sinclair decision

Emma Quayle St Kilda believes the current restrictive rookie list rules are due for revision, disappointed that they have been forced to choose between promoting Adam Schneider or Jack Sinclair back onto the...

Travis Varcoe takes his winning touch to Collingwood

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 23:  Collingwood footballer Travis Varcoe poses for a portrait ahead of his 150th game at the Westpac Centre on June 23, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

Emma Quayle Travis Varcoe has the best win-loss ratio in the game. And it's rubbing off on Collingwood.