Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle

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.

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Under-18s up for grand final date

Sherrin

Emma Quayle AFL adds new representative game to its underage schedule for 2014.

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Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake chokes his opponent Drew Petrie.

Emma Quayle The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

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AFL umpire Simon Meredith on the mend after major health scare

Simon Meredith with wife Leiza and son Hamish.

Emma Quayle Simon Meredith felt fine, when he flew to Sydney two weeks ago to umpire the Swans’ game against Port Adelaide.

Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey dies

Tom Hafey

Emma Quayle Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey has died. He was aged 82.

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Andrew Dunkley's teenage son Josh hopes to join Swans

Andrew Dunkley during his playing days at Sydney

Emma Quayle Josh Dunkley would love to play for Sydney, if he does enough in the next 18 months to convince the club to take him on.

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How Carlton reset its start line after 22 post-season injuries

Chris Judd and Andrew Carrazzo were two of the Carlton players who needed end-of-season surgery.

Emma Quayle Slow starts are not always cancelled out by fast finishes, even for the very best teams. Hawthorn had barely finished celebrating the 2008 premiership when it sent three-quarters of the team off for...

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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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Old Dog with a new trick

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.

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Young gun learns to roll with the punches

Tom Boyd

Emma Quayle Tom Boyd is no different to any other boy in this year's draft, if you ask him.

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AFL queries big deal

Lance Franklin.

Emma Quayle The scrutiny of Lance Franklin's impending decision to play for Sydney will intensify on Thursday, with key Swans figures to be interviewed by AFL investigators.

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Key questions in the draft

No.2: Josh Kelly is likely to be the second name called.

Emma Quayle The draft combine provides recruiters with plenty to weigh up in the weeks ahead.

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Club briefing on supplements

Sherrin

Emma Quayle AFL Commission expected to soon sign off on a long-planned set of reforms.

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'Lame' response on game

Neil Balme

Emma Quayle and Rohan Connolly The timing of the AFL's ''captain's pick'' game would prompt Heath Shaw to ''kindly decline'' any offer to play in it.

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Nahas to North, Armstrong to Pies

Robin Nahas

Emma Quayle Three players delisted last week have had their careers revived as free agents, with Dylan Addison, Robin Nahas and Tony Armstrong to play on next year.

Getting to know you

Josh Gibson and Brad Sewell

Emma Quayle Josh Gibson has settled in with the Hawks, writes Emma Quayle.

Cats keep streak alive

Tom Hawkins marks with moments to go.

Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.

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Belief is the key, says Rising Star

Daniel Talia with girlfriend Megan Bennett.

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.

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Young Cats, old Cats the perfect mix

Geelong

Emma Quayle Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.

Scarlett's end talk of the town

Matthew Scarlett.

Emma Quayle The deal was that when Geelong lost, Matthew Scarlett would front the waiting media.

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A long way from the top when you just want to have a go

Gippsland Power under-18 player Anthony Tipungwuti with guardian Jane McDonald and her son Michael.

Emma Quayle Tiwi Islander Anthony Tipungwuti embraces Gippsland and a new family to pursue his AFL dream.