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 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.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn playmaker Cyril Rioli was a popular winner of the prestigious Norm Smith Medal, voted best on ground by a panel of five judges at the 2015 AFL grand final.
Emma Quayle If good recruiting can be reduced to picking talented players and keeping them at the club, it should surprise no-one that West Coast is the team trying to tear Hawthorn down on grand final day.
Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle will meet with St Kilda on Friday, having returned from an overseas holiday to start making a decision on where he wants to play next year.
Emma Quayle The grand final day curtain-raiser will take on added significance this year, as clubs prepare for the introduction of future trading and the new draft night bidding system.
Emma Quayle In 2012, Ryan Schoenmakers played in the grand final but the Hawks lost to Sydney. In the flag years of 2013 and 2014, he wasn't selected. Is this his year?
Emma Quayle The Age asked for your favourite grand final of all time and we are counting down the top five through grand final week. Here, at No.
Emma Quayle Ryan Schoenmakers believes there is room in Hawthorn's forward line for both him and Jack Gunston, should Gunston recover from his ankle injury in time for the grand final.
Emma Quayle Sam McLarty has a bionic ear, but the only time he feels any different from his teammates at the Oakleigh Chargers is when he has to remove the small black processor from above his right ear at night...