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 Bob Murphy will captain the Western Bulldogs in their opening round match against the Brisbane Lions this week, as Matthew Boyd begins his recovery from a calf strain.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney could be winning his five-year battle to overcome a chronic knee injury.
Emma Quayle Injury meant ruckman spent six weeks of his eight-week break in a moon boot.
Emma Quayle Almost two years after Adelaide talked Kurt Tippett into staying, the web began to unravel.
Emma Quayle Delaying the pre-season or rookie draft would give clubs greater flexibility, says Mark Neeld.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Brett Ratten lost his job because his players blew their chance at making the finals.
Emma Quayle Tom McDonald has a farm, and it's where his run into the Melbourne back line began.
Emma Quayle Daniel Menzel is working hard to stay motivated after a second knee reconstruction, and still dreams of a premiership.
Emma Quayle Jordan Roughead, Ayce Cordy and Tory Dickson have endured challenging seasons in the Western Bulldogs' reshaped forward line, but the re-signed players are confident their experiences will help them...
Emma Quayle Arrryn Siposs feels like a St Kilda player now, not the kid who was drafted to the team that he loved most.
Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo is preparing to settle into married life and isn't about to be unsettled by a shock change of coach or even the odd footy trip photo controversy.