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.

Giants and Bulldogs dig in on Tom Boyd-Ryan Griffen trade

The Giants are refusing to release Tom Boyd.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall The Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney continued their staring competition on Tuesday, with the Giants adamant Tom Boyd would not be traded despite his manager's claim that he would leave in...

Jack Trengove to stay at Melbourne after aggravating foot injury

Jack Trengove.

Emma Quayle Former skipper Jack Trengove has aggravated a navicular injury in his left foot and will stay with the Melbourne Football Club.

Dayne Beams set to join Brisbane Lions, as Blues try to finalise Kristian Jaksch deal

Queensland-bound: Dayne Beams.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall Carlton was confident of finalising a deal for Kristian Jaksch on Monday, with the trade hinging on a decision from his GWS midfielder Mark Whiley on whether to make the move with him.

Bulldogs president Gordon calls Shepherd for Giant call to make Boyd a Dog

In demand: Tom Boyd.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Peter Gordon calls Tony Shepherd for deal on Tom Boyd to become a Dog

Sweetener on table to seal Dayne Beams' move to Brisbane

Off to Brisbane: Dayne Beams.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Magpie Dayne Beams will become a Brisbane Lions player by the end of the week with the complicated five-club deal the most likely to land the player in Queensland.

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Essendon, Port Adelaide to keep talking on Paddy Ryder

Fresh negotiations: Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon and Port Adelaide must restart negotiations over Paddy Ryder, who could still make it to the Power without having to take his club to the AFL's grievance tribunal.

Essendon decides against releasing Paddy Ryder as a free agent

Paddy Ryder.

Emma Quayle Essendon has decided against releasing Paddy Ryder as a free agent by Sunday's deadline.

Sydney trade ban could end careers, says AFL Players Association

Trade ban threatens to end careers: AFL Players Association boss Paul Marsh.

Emma Quayle The AFL Players Association has written to the AFL asking whether the trade ban placed on Sydney is reversible, believing it may cost some players their careers.

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Tigers make surprise bid for Jack Trengove

Jack Trengove: One of Melbourne's top two picks in 2009.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle No deal on Dayne Beams but Jack Trengove may be a Tiger.

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Is Sydney the first club to be punished for following AFL rules?

Emma Quayle dinkus Dinkus

Emma Quayle Why can’t the Swans bring someone in and just not pay him any COLA?

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Essendon pushes ahead with Paddy Ryder free agent scheme

PADDY RYDER at Windy Hill today - to go with Chloe Saltau story 
Picture Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 2nd of September 2011

Emma Quayle Essendon has not closed the door on a plan to boost its compensation for ruckman Paddy Ryder by releasing him from his contract and allowing him to join Port Adelaide as a free agent.

AFL trade 2014: AFL bans Sydney Swans from trading players in

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle Sydney has been told it cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an instant end to the cost of living allowance.

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AFL Trade News: Allen Christensen bid sparks Lions-Cats talks

On the move: Allen Christensen.

Emma Quayle Geelong and the Brisbane Lions have begun discussing a potential trade for Allen Christensen, after the midfielder’s surprise decision to request a trade away from the Cats.

Bombers pitch in to keep Jason Winderlich

Jason Winderlich.

Emma Quayle Essendon has not lost hope of persuading Jason Winderlich to play on for the Bombers next year, with president Paul Little and yet-to-be-appointed assistant coach Mark Harvey among the officials to...

Blues, Dogs consider Adam Cooney trade

Carlton-bound? Adam Cooney is a chance to turn out for the Blues

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson Carlton and the Western Bulldogs have had discussions about a potential trade involving Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney.

Port Adelaide looks at legal option over Ryder

Essendon ruckman Patrick Ryder

Jake Niall, Emma Quayle As talks between Essendon and Port Adelaide over Patrick Ryder have stalled, Port has taken advice Ryder can activate a contractual rule that would see his Essendon contract voided.

Another Bomber wants out; Jason Winderlich wants to play on with Tigers

Jason Winderlich.

Emma Quayle Jason Winderlich has asked Essendon to release him from his contract for next season so that he can play on with Richmond.

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Darcy Moore joins Collingwood, as 12 draftees find AFL homes

Darcy Moore.

Emma Quayle Darcy Moore's long wait to become a Collingwood player is over, with the Magpies using their first choice in next month's draft to secure the father-son prospect.

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Biggest ever father-son bidding meeting to kick-start AFL trade period

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06:  Levi Greenwood of the Kangaroos celebrates a goal during the Second Elimination AFL Final match between the North Melbourne Kangaroos and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Emma Quayle Monday morning’s father-son bidding meeting could prove crucial to a number of mooted trade deals.

AFL trades and draft: South Australian prospect Keenan Ramsey turns heads at AFL Combine

Competitor: Keenan Ramsey, pictured at the draft combine during the week, has sight in only one eye.

Emma Quayle Keenan Ramsey was only two when his mother noticed his lack of reaction when she covered up one of his eyes and waved her hand in front of it.