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 There are few more subjective awards than the Rising Star.
Emma Quayle Pies star deserves to deal with distressing issues without constant questioning.
Emma Quayle The talent of Fremantle forward Scott Gumbleton will remain mostly unfulfilled, with the forward retiring after eight years of battling injury.
Emma Quayle The first pieces of the father-son puzzle have begun to slot into place, with Darcy Moore and Josh Clayton to be nominated by Collingwood and Brisbane.
Emma Quayle Dandenong and Sandringham have made it through to the second week of the TAC Cup finals, with wins over the Western Jets and Murray Bushrangers on Sunday.
Emma Quayle Let's go with Essendon, given their best is more damaging.
Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke will become Brisbane's 10th debutant for the season.
Emma Quayle Sydney will be able to draft highly rated midfielder Isaac Heeney with a late first-round pick, with the AFL not ready to introduce its revamped bidding system.
Emma Quayle Sydney would have completely withdrawn from the national draft and started recruiting exclusively from New South Wales under a radical proposal put to the AFL.
Emma Quayle Chicago born Jason Holmes knew nothing about Australian Rules football when he was first asked to have a go.
Emma Quayle Sydney has almost sewn up top spot on the ladder after a big win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but the Swans are unlikely to prepare for the start of their finals campaign by deliberately...
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs were six goals down, but doing their best to get back into a game that already looked lost. Jake Stringer kicked a goal from just inside the 50-metre line.
Emma Quayle Nick Malceski will consider offers from up to four clubs before deciding where to continue his 10-year career.
Emma Quayle Jack Frost will do something no other Collingwood player has been able to manage should he get through training this week and line up against Hawthorn on Friday night.
Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.
Emma Quayle In requesting another priority pick it feels like Melbourne is reinforcing the sense of helplessness that has surrounded it for so long, and that it should be doing its best to disown.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn’s players have not given up on a top-two finish, but are acutely aware of their need to limit their opposition to lower scores in the final stretch of the season.
Emma Quayle Sydney Swans defender Nick Malceski has put off contract talks with the club until the end of the season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's off-field revamp under new chief executive Matt Finnis is continuing, with the club promoting list manager Ameet Bains onto the club’s executive as chief operating officer.
Emma Quayle James Hird's focus upon his return to work at Essendon is expected to be on preparing for season 2015, whether he takes up a seat in the coaches box for the rest of this year or not.