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 Carlton-bound Jason Tutt may be the only player selected in this week's pre-season draft, while St Kilda is considered more likely than not to give Ahmed Saad a second chance on the rookie list after...
Emma Quayle Before Thursday night's draft one of the most common questions asked by recruiters was: where are all the ruckmen? As it turned out, they couldn't find them.
Emma Quayle The AFL national draft has come and gone for another year. Of course it will be hard to properly assess the hits and misses of the 18 AFL clubs for some years yet.
Emma Quayle This time last year Tom Boyd was wearing orange and charcoal, having his photograph taken on the beach and being celebrated as the No.1 draft pick.
Emma Quayle St Kilda is expected to add a strong marking forward to its already underway rebuild, with Paddy McCartin set to join the club as the No. 1 pick in Thursday's AFL draft.
Emma Quayle How the first round of Thursday night's AFL national draft could pan out.
Emma Quayle Former St Kilda player Jason Cripps is among a number of people to have been approached by the Saints, as the club continues to seek out its next head of football.
Emma Quayle The game's foremost draft authority Emma Quayle answers all your draft-related questions live from noon. Get in early to make sure you're heard!
Emma Quayle South Australia's Sam Durdin has received a late invitation to this week's draft on the Gold Coast, raising the potential for him to be chosen with a top-10 selection.
Emma Quayle Draft prospect Touk Miller likes to keep busy, on and off the field.
Emma Quayle Paddy McCartin is a meticulous young man on the field and off.
Emma Quayle Clem Smith made a life-defining decision when he was just 12 years old. He is hoping to be drafted to an AFL club on Thursday night.
Emma Quayle Draft prospect Tom Lamb could be the third member of his family to make an AFL list.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at your club's needs in next week's national draft. Part two.
Emma Quayle Everything you need to know for the AFL Draft with your club-by-club guide to your team's draft needs, hopes and dreams.
Emma Quayle Top draft slot still up for grabs, but Giants hold the keys to first round order
Emma Quayle Not a mock draft: the draft order won't be decided until November 27, but here our draft expert ranks her top 30 prospects in order.
Emma Quayle Sam Durdin is one of the most versatile prospects in this year's AFL draft. But learning to be that way has taken a bit of effort.
Emma Quayle It is not often that four boys from the same junior club have their names called in the same draft.
Emma Quayle Francis Watson was nervous. He had just finished playing his last game for Western Australia, and the team had won for the first time all year.