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 Essendon coach convinced Greater Western Sydney is on an impressive path.
Emma Quayle Essendon appears set to lose two more players to soft-tissue problems, with forward Stewart Crameri and onballer David Myers doubtful to play against Hawthorn tomorrow night.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's 35-point loss to Hawthorn compounded by two significant injuries.
Emma Quayle Collingwood will not rush Chris Tarrant back for this week's match against Adelaide, with the defender set to spend two more weeks at VFL level despite Ben Reid's latest quad injury.
Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.
Emma Quayle Beset by injuries, Carlton puts up a fight but loses narrowly to Saints.
Emma Quayle Weekend's three ACL injuries point to increased speed and ferocity of game.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle James Aish should be one of the first few players picked in the national draft.
Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.
Emma Quayle Geelong won its first 13 games in 2011, enough to not only entrench it in the top eight by the midway mark of the season, but to allow the club to move players in and out of the side so that, come...
Emma Quayle AFL clubs are no longer compelled to invent injuries for players they simply choose to rest because of new injury-allowance provisions that legitimise the growing desire of clubs to rotate players...
Emma Quayle The AFL’s players have accepted that the days of underplaying head injuries and treating knocks as a badge of honour are gone, and that they must do their part to enforce the league’s new guidelines...
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle AFL, medical institute to attempt ground-breaking research on impact of concussion.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup with a quad strain.
Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.