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 Members of the Essendon staff were consuming supplements that would have been illegal for their players to take under the world anti-doping code, according to the club's former sports science chief.
Emma Quayle Geelong star Travis Varcoe puts his second best foot forward for 2013.
Emma Quayle A move to the big smoke was easy - the second time around - for young Demon Dom Barry.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle Michael O'Loughlin has reluctantly accepted Shane Edwards' decision to play for Richmond on Friday night in Alice Springs instead of for the indigenous All Stars team with which he has spent this...
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle AFL Players Association would 'absolutely condemn' any club that requested players sign documents separate to their contract, according to chief executive Matt Finnis.
Emma Quayle, Alice Springs HAWTHORN champion Lance Franklin will miss Friday night's All Stars game against Richmond in Alice Springs due to a calf injury.
Emma Quayle Eddie Betts' career got off to a flying start and he has a lot to look forward to in 2013.
Emma Quayle AFL teams on a significantly less even playing field than American counterparts, research says.
Emma Quayle Nick Riewoldt has again been appointed to captain St Kilda for an eighth season.
Emma Quayle A tax on football department spending are among new socialist measures considered by the AFL.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup with a quad strain.
Emma Quayle Players Association hopes suspension of Peter Blucher will warn others to mind the rules.
Emma Quayle The future of Kurt Tippett's manager will move closer to a resolution this week, after he fronts an AFL Players Association hearing.
Emma Quayle Four months ago, Eric Wallace had never heard of a Sherrin, let alone kicked one.
Emma Quayle Four months ago Eric Wallace had never heard of a Sherrin, let alone kicked one. But now the American college basketballer has signed with North Melbourne as an international rookie, with hopes of...
Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.
Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...