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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Emma Quayle Brisbane midfielder Jack Redden will play for West Coast next year, after the two clubs reached a deal on the opening day of trading.
Emma Quayle AFL clubs have road-tested the new software that they will use for the first time on this year's dramatically revamped national draft night.
Emma Quayle With the season over and the combine now done and dusted, there is nothing much for this year's draft prospects to do but wait to find out which club will call their name out.
Emma Quayle Wayne Milera missed his first heart screening and didn’t imagine he would hear anything more about his ECG after making it in for a catch-up appointment.
Emma Quayle Ask Daniel Rioli to describe the best possible Saturday. He won't need to think for very long, or make any of it up.
Emma Quayle Jack Silvagni has wanted to play for Carlton his whole life, but knows the new bidding system has made the club's decision on whether or not to draft him a slightly more complicated one.
Emma Quayle Profiles of the small and medium defender prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.
Emma Quayle Profiles of the ruck prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.
Emma Quayle Profiles of the tall forward prospects attending the 2015 AFL national combine.
Emma Quayle Ben and Harry McKay are mirror image twins. It makes sense they come to this week's draft combine from slightly different directions.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle, Jake Niall On his first official day as new Essendon coach, John Worsfold rang Brisbane free agent Matthew Leuenberger to discuss a potential move to the Bombers.
Emma Quayle Profiles of the 80 draft prospects attending the AFL national combine.