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 Hamish McIntosh will make his return from a three-month knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a swift return to the senior side.
Emma Quayle By Emma Quayle
Emma Quayle Hamish McIntosh will return from a knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a smooth passage back to the senior side.
Emma Quayle Clubs to get option of recruiting father-son prospects as rookies during draft.
Emma Quayle Depleted Carlton hangs on to grind out a win over the Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli is running himself into a new role, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Cory Dell'Olio's stint on the senior list will not end this week, despite Brent Prismall's return from his second major knee injury.
Emma Quayle Brent Prismall will play his first game of football in almost a year this weekend, after overcoming his second knee reconstruction.
Emma Quayle Fremantle fights off a gallant Melbourne to register its third win in Victoria this season.
Emma Quayle Melbourne has now lost its past 13 games at Etihad Stadium, a streak dating back to 2008.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.
Emma Quayle Sam Wright is a jack of all trades and is hoping to become a master of some.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane That Matthew Kreuzer will spend most if not all of tonight playing in the ruck for a Carlton side bolstered by the return of Marc Murphy is of little comfort to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says Lindsay Thomas has had "nil reaction" to West Coast's efforts to paint him as a stager.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Mark Baguley looms as Heath Hocking's midfield replacement.
Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.
Emma Quayle From a distance, Arryn Siposs looks a little like Aaron Hamill, the man whose St Kilda guernsey he now wears.
Emma Quayle Melbourne has braced itself for a poor crowd at Saturday's home game against Fremantle.
Emma Quayle Daniel Menzel is working hard to stay motivated after a second knee reconstruction, and still dreams of a premiership.