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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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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Trio get delisted but retain chance to play with rookie list placements

Dean Cox of the Eagles challenges Brent Renouf

Emma Quayle Todd Banfield, Brent Renouf and Murray Newman must continue their careers from the rookie list.

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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.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Clubs take alternative routes to goal

Nine of the top 10 draft picks.

Emma Quayle Melbourne, St Kilda and Brisbane have plenty of work to do: they know it and they have said it.

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Picking through the draft

Jack Billings poses for a photograph with his father Graeme and mother Letitia

Emma Quayle A handful of clubs invested more heavily in this draft than others did, for various reasons, and were well rewarded.

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Ahmed Saad given 18-month suspension

Ahmed Saad.

Emma Quayle St Kilda was contemplating on Tuesday night whether to keep Ahmed Saad on its rookie list next year, with the small forward handed an 18-month ban for taking a banned substance last season.

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Magpies pass over Jake Kelly in rookie draft

Jake Kelly.

Emma Quayle Collingwood's crammed rookie list has forced the club to overlook teenage son of 1990 premiership defender.

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AFL expanding horizons but northern states a draft worry

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Emma Quayle Of the 40 players given their first chance in Wednesday's rookie draft, seven came from other countries.

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Ahmed Saad's 18-month ban places his AFL career in jeopardy

Ahmed Saad.

Emma Quayle St Kilda declining to redraft the forward as a rookie as he prepares to spend 18 months on the sidelines for taking a banned stimulant.

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Bombers under investigation for 'trialling' players

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Emma Quayle The AFL is investigating whether Essendon trialled players ahead of this week’s rookie draft before lodging the appropriate paperwork, after warning clubs against conducting unapproved testing of...

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Draft blow as picks gone with the wind

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Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.

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Magpie defender Shaw on track to return against Lions

Heath Shaw

Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.

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Signs of remedy not always clear from the outside

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Emma Quayle At this point, the very bad teams are as easy to spot as the very good ones.

Clisby to debut as Demons begin life under Craig

Melbourne training

Emma Quayle Melbourne will introduce its sixth debutant on Saturday - defender Mitch Clisby - as it begins life under stand-in coach Neil Craig.

Carlton dogged to end

Carlton v Bulldogs

Emma Quayle Depleted Carlton hangs on to grind out a win over the Western Bulldogs.

Father-son rules change opens up options

Sherrin

Emma Quayle Clubs to get option of recruiting father-son prospects as rookies during draft.

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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.

Cats confident they will claw their way back

Matthew Scarlett

Emma Quayle Andrew Mackie had plenty of words to describe what happened to Geelong.

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Djerrkura to head home

Heading home: Nathan Djerrkura.

Emma Quayle Nathan Djerrkura retires from the Western Bulldogs, deciding to head home to the NT rather than play out the final year of his contract.