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 Bradley Hill watched Hawthorn lose a grand final from the stands two years ago. But it wasn't until this time last year that Hill appreciated exactly what winning would mean, even though he had no...
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli wants and feels ready to play for Hawthorn in Saturday's grand final, with the club facing an enormous decision on whether to slot the brilliant forward back into the side after three...
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will play Sydney in next week's grand final for a shot at its 12th premiership and second set of back-to-back flags, in the most dramatic possible reunion with former star forward Lance...
Emma Quayle AFL adds new representative game to its underage schedule for 2014.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says...
After four years of hard work, patience and bowling teammates over at training, Will Langford looks worth the wait for Hawthorn
Emma Quayle When Will Langford was 16, he knocked back a football scholarship to live in France for three months as an exchange student.
Emma Quayle Collingwood father-son prospect Darcy Moore has completed his much-scrutinised season with another impressive, athletic effort in the TAC Cup grand final.
Emma Quayle Adelaide has sacked coach Brenton Sanderson, less than 12 months after extending his contract for two seasons.
Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Melbourne has met with St Kilda's discarded defender James Gwilt, who has also attracted the interest of Greater Western Sydney.
Emma Quayle It's not only Hawthorn's players who trust Jarryd Roughead to get them where they want to go. The players eat together at a Japanese restaurant every Monday night, many bring their children, and when...
Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke will become Brisbane's 10th debutant for the season.
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 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.
Emma Quayle Simon Meredith felt fine, when he flew to Sydney two weeks ago to umpire the Swans’ game against Port Adelaide.
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...
Emma Quayle Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey has died. He was aged 82.
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.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.