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.


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.

Whitecross presses for recall

Brendan Whitecross.

Emma Quayle Brendan Whitecross is on the cusp of rejoining the Hawthorn team, almost 10 months after he ruptured his knee in last year's qualifying final.


Roughead makes his own luck

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin and Jarryd Roughead.

Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead and Lance Franklin were separated by just a few seconds on draft day in 2004.


Players, coach back club doctor

Dr. Bruce Reid.

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird says he would be surprised if any of his players have lost confidence in the club's medical staff.


AFLPA boss stands by Dons stars

Matt Finnis.

Matt Murnane and Emma Quayle The AFL Players Association has declared its unwavering support of Jobe Watson and the Essendon players during football's drug investigation.


Hird stands behind besieged club doctor

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird says he would be surprised if any of his players have lost confidence in the club's medical staff, and that none has expressed concern to him as the investigation into the...


Hird surprised by Watson, but supportive

James Hird

Emma Quayle Essendon coach James Hird has given his strong backing to skipper Jobe Watson, despite the player publicly admitting he took a banned substance.

If Port Adelaide can turn it around, surely so can Demons

Port Adelaide

Emma Quayle Demons' new coach has half a list, maybe more, to work with. Surely that will do.

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Tigers pass another test

Jack Riewoldt

Emma Quayle TIgers smash the Dogs by 60 points to consolidate position in the eight.

Clisby to debut as Demons begin life under Craig

Melbourne training

Emma Quayle Melbourne will introduce its sixth debutant on Saturday - defender Mitch Clisby - as it begins life under stand-in coach Neil Craig.