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 Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert profiles the medium defenders.
Emma Quayle Melbourne defender James Frawley has confirmed football's worst-kept secret by quitting the Demons.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. Here, the draft expert profiles the young ruckmen.
Emma Quayle You might already know Christian Petracca. If you like football, like coffee and like to grab one inside the MCG then there's a very good chance you might have come across him.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark is close to settling on his preferred new club, with the forward spending a second day in Geelong on Sunday as he nears a decision on his future.
Emma Quayle The moments that mattered in the season decider.
Emma Quayle Chris Langford watches his son play football before he takes in what Hawthorn is doing.
Emma Quayle One Swans defender has seen the ultimate highs and the desperate lows of elite football.
Emma Quayle Bradley Hill watched Hawthorn lose a grand final from the stands two years ago. But it wasn't until this time last year that Hill appreciated exactly what winning would mean, even though he had no...
Emma Quayle Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says...
After four years of hard work, patience and bowling teammates over at training, Will Langford looks worth the wait for Hawthorn
Emma Quayle When Will Langford was 16, he knocked back a football scholarship to live in France for three months as an exchange student.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli wants and feels ready to play for Hawthorn in Saturday's grand final, with the club facing an enormous decision on whether to slot the brilliant forward back into the side after three...
Emma Quayle Collingwood father-son prospect Darcy Moore has completed his much-scrutinised season with another impressive, athletic effort in the TAC Cup grand final.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will play Sydney in next week's grand final for a shot at its 12th premiership and second set of back-to-back flags, in the most dramatic possible reunion with former star forward Lance...
Emma Quayle A phone call from his good friend Mark Ricciuto on Wednesday night could not sway Simon Goodwin from his commitment to take over as Melbourne coach in 2017, after two years fleshing out his...
Emma Quayle When Ollie Wines flew home from the draft two years ago and started packing for Port Adelaide, he looked so white and worried that his mother told him he didn't have to go.
Emma Quayle It was supposed to be better. It wasn't still supposed to be sore. The end of Gary Rohan's season was meant to be the end of his broken leg and the start of whatever happened next, but when he went...
Emma Quayle Adelaide has sacked coach Brenton Sanderson, less than 12 months after extending his contract for two seasons.
Emma Quayle Melbourne midfielder Sam Blease will seek a new home during this year's trade period after being told he would not be offered a contract for next season.
Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.