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.

Dons pair fall to soft-tissue injuries

Stewart Crameri

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.

Key injuries adding to Saints' woes

Emma Quayle St Kilda's 35-point loss to Hawthorn compounded by two significant injuries.


Pies weigh up options after latest injuries

Collingwood defender Chris Tarrant.

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.

Dons v Sheedy, Buckley v injuries

Best of foes: Mark ''Bomber'' Thompson and Kevin Sheedy.

Emma Quayle Essendon coach convinced Greater Western Sydney is on an impressive path.


Angus Brayshaw happy to wait for draft opportunity

Emma Quayle Brayshaw could have been at an AFL club this minute, and could even be playing senior football. But he's not unhappy with his timing.

Essendon Bombers say it's right for Robinson to bare brunt of punishment for scandal

Dean Robinson.

Emma Quayle Essendon have defended their contrasting treatment of Dean Robinson and James Hird, declaring responsibility for the club's supplements program lay chiefly with high performance boss Robinson rather...


Weapon to blame: Bombers

Dean Robinson, aka 'The Weapon'

Emma Quayle Essendon has defended its contrasting treatment of Dean Robinson and James Hird, declaring responsibility for the club's supplements program lay chiefly with high performance boss Robinson rather...

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Dean Robinson's legal action against Essendon could put heat on AFL executives

Dean Robinson feels he was made the scapegoat for the injecting program that led to the club being fined $2 million and Hird being suspended for 12 months.

Jon Pierik, Emma Quayle and Mark Russell Senior AFL officials could be dragged into Essendon's dispute with former high-performance coach.


AFL clubs face $20,000 fines for conducting medical tests on potential draftees

intensive care unit monitoring system

Emma Quayle The AFL warns clubs against conducting their own medical testing of potential draftees.


AFL draft will split four close friends and families

Boys one week, men the next

Emma Quayle The draft will split four boys and their families, but friendships will remain.


Players to look out for in the Rookie Draft

Nick Bourke.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks ahead to this week's AFL Rookie Draft.


Gold Coast Suns sack Campbell Brown

Campbell Brown

Emma Quayle A ‘‘spur of the moment mistake’’ has ended Campbell Brown’s 205-game career, with Gold Coast sacking the veteran for breaking young teammate Steven May’s jaw outside a Los Angeles nightclub.

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One punch that changed it all

David and Luke Mitchell.

Emma Quayle When Luke Mitchell dislocated his shoulder last season for the fourth time in three years, he wondered whether the surgery would ever help.


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.

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.


Players can lessen ACL threat: Larkins

Docker Kepler Bradley heads to the changerooms on crutches at halftime, after injuring his knee during the match against Richmond.

Emma Quayle Weekend's three ACL injuries point to increased speed and ferocity of game.

Back on track

Matthew Leuenberger.

Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.


Ryder returns as Hille heads to family in France

David Hille.

Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.

Lake looks longer term

Brian Lake.

Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.

Second coming

Front-runner: St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt battles with Carlton's Ed Curnow at Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.