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, Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs have asked the AFL to investigate the alleged leaking of sensitive game-day information to Adelaide in the elimination final.
Emma Quayle Geelong's Jarrad Jansen looks set to join Brisbane during next month's trade period.
Emma Quayle You might have missed Callum Sinclair when he played for the Collingwood VFL team.
Emma Quayle The first time it happened, Taylor Garner did not think he needed to worry too much. He didn't think he needed to worry at all, really. "I was wrong," Garner said. "I was really wrong."
Emma Quayle Richmond defender Dylan Grimes has agreed to a new contract that will keep him at the club for a further three years.
Emma Quayle When the statement arrived from Greater Western Sydney late last week - the one saying the club had categorically rejected Cameron McCarthy's request for a trade - it came with a bit of deja vu.
Emma Quayle Harley Bennell has gone home to Perth to begin contemplating his next move.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne will play Sydney for a spot in the preliminary finals, after condemning Richmond to a third consecutive first-week finals exit.
Emma Quayle In one of his first few games, the story goes that Jake Stringer wandered up to an assistant coach and asked how he should handle a highly accomplished and much more experienced opponent.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions say they will refuse to trade contracted forward Sam Mayes, who is interested in a move back to Adelaide, while intrigue builds around James Aish.
Emma Quayle The Bulldogs midfielder has put his early season wobbles behind him.
Emma Quayle After missing his first season with a back injury, Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan has won the 2015 Rising Star award.
Emma Quayle Sam Mitchell's son had a question for him a few days ago. "When are we doing that parade, Dad?" he wanted to know. "When do I get to go in the back of the car?"
Emma Quayle Harley Bennell was on his way out of Gold Coast before his argument with a security guard on Sunday night cost him his club's last little piece of patience in him.
Emma Quayle The best thing about this match might be what it comes to mean, not what actually happened in it.
Emma Quayle The 27-year-old North Melbourne player polled 102 votes for the season from Age football writers.
Emma Quayle There were only two other indigenous players on the Port Adelaide list when Brendon Ah Chee was drafted there almost four years ago. On Saturday night he was one of seven, playing in the same side.
Emma Quayle It's really, really hard to tip against Hawthorn. They know how to win.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn premiership player Brad Sewell will help Essendon find their next senior coach.
Emma Quayle Collingwood has been fined by the AFL for playing Brent Macaffer in their VFL side before his return from the long-term injury list had been registered with the league.