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.

AFL trades 2015: North Melbourne deal leaves Collingwood scrambling on James Aish

Popular: Lions midfielder James Aish.

Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle Collingwood are scrambling to find a future draft pick to satisfy Brisbane for James Aish after the Lions have all but finalised a separate deal with North Melbourne for Ryan Bastinac.

Jake Carlisle gets to St Kilda, with Craig Bird's help

Craig Bird moves from the Swans to Essendon.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Essendon will take two top five picks to the national draft for the first time in since 1996, after Jake Carlisle's move to St Kilda was finalised on Wednesday.

2015 trade period: Melbourne make bold plunge into 2015 draft


Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Melbourne has made a bold plunge into this year's draft, gambling on their improvement in 2016 by using their future first round pick to secure two top 10 selections this year.

AFL trades 2015: Richmond, Carlton in standoff over Chris Yarran

Charlie Dixon

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Richmond's intervention in the deal that saw Charlie Dixon move from Gold Coast to Port Adelaide on Tuesday may not be enough to secure Carlton utility Chris Yarran.

AFL trades 2015: Adelaide swoop for Carlton's Troy Menzel

Troy Menzel celebrates a goal.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Carlton are prepared to sacrifice classy forward Troy Menzel to Adelaide so they can bring in five new players and safeguard their early draft picks, as part of the aggressive rebuild of their...

AFL trade period 2015: Carlton pick unlocks Treloar and four-player Giants deal

Tom Bell of the Blues in action.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Carlton's trade of Tom Bell to Brisbane could unlock the deal that will finally see four Giants players move to the Blues and Adam Treloar transfer to Collingwood.

AFL trade period 2015: Jeremy Howe goes to Collingwood in four-way trade

Jeremy Howe is off to Collingwood.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle High flying Melbourne forward Jeremy Howe has finally been traded to Collingwood after a four-way deal was completed Monday.

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AFL trade period 2015: Sydney Swans step into Jake Carlisle trade talks

The Swans' first-round pick has become part of the Jake Carlisle negotiations.

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall, Michael Gleeson  Sydney's first-round pick has become the latest bargaining chip in negotiations between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake Carlisle.

AFL trade period 2015: Nathan Freeman to join St Kilda by Tuesday morning

Nathan Freeman has turned his back on the Pies.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle  Collingwood midfielder Nathan Freeman is set to join the Saints in a deal for St Kilda's second round pick next year.

AFL trade period: Gold Coast's Charlie Dixon tied into Jake Carlisle trade talks

Charlie Dixon.

Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall Port Adelaide's bid to secure Gold Coast forward Charlie Dixon has been raised as potential three way trade that could help break the deadlock between Essendon and St Kilda over Jake...

AFL trading 2015: Pick 26 the key to James Aish deal

Wants to move: James Aish

Emma Quayle, Jake Niall and Michael Gleeson Collingwood's pick 26 is at the centre of the deal that will see Brisbane relinquish James Aish to the Magpies

AFL trades 2015: Collingwood close to securing trio in complex deal

Eyes up: James Aish toured Collingwood’s facilities on Friday.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood are closing in on deals to secure Adam Treloar, Jeremy Howe and James Aish.

AFL trades: St Kilda offer No.5 pick for Jake Carlisle, but want two second-round picks back

Jake Carlisle.

Jake Niall and Emma Quayle St Kilda have given ground and offered Essendon pick No.5 for Jake Carlisle for the first time, but wanted two second round selections in return as well as the key position player.

AFL trade period 2015: David Astbury and Ryan Bastinac to visit Brisbane Lions

David Astbury could become a Lion

Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Richmond defender David Astbury and North Melbourne midfielder Ryan Bastinac have flown to Brisbane, where they will meet with Lions officials on Friday.

AFL trade period 2015: Hawthorn make stunning move for Jake Carlisle

Jake Carlisle has nominated St Kilda as his preferred club to be traded.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson and Jake Niall Hawthorn has made a stunning bid to secure Jake Carlisle from Essendon in a three-club deal involving North Melbourne and Jed Anderson.

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AFL trades 2015: Collingwood wingman Paul Seedsman contemplates next move

Paul Seedsman is considered likely to be traded for a draft pick.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood wingman Paul Seedsman has gone on holidays to make a decision on his new football home, but is believed to have narrowed his choice to Adelaide or Gold Coast.

AFL trades 2015: Bailey Rice bound for St Kilda as a father-son pick

Bright starter: Bailey Rice.

Emma Quayle Bailey Rice will nominate as a potential father-son selection for St Kilda, but will not make his way to the Saints until draft night in November.

AFL trades 2015: Fremantle starts warming to Harley Bennell trade

A deal for Harley Bennell could still be some days away.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson A meeting between Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and Harley Bennell has helped ease some of the Dockers' nerves about taking the midfielder on.

AFL trade period 2015: West Coast fuming at Scott Selwood compensation

The Eagles have been given a second-round compensation pick (No.37), after deciding not to offer Geelong's offer to the free agent.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson West Coast is furious at the compensation it has received for releasing Scott Selwood to Geelong as a restricted free agent.

AFL trades 2015: Saints explore pick slide for Jake Carlisle

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Essendon is interested in Western Bulldogs key backman Michael Talia who is leaving the Dogs following the accusations that he passed on tactical information to his brother at Adelaide ahead of the...