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 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.
Emma Quayle A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.
Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead and Lance Franklin were separated by just a few seconds on draft day in 2004.
Emma Quayle AFL Victoria issues Hawks coach a 'please explain' over his behaviour at VFL game.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.
Emma Quayle The scrutiny of Lance Franklin's impending decision to play for Sydney will intensify on Thursday, with key Swans figures to be interviewed by AFL investigators.
Emma Quayle Adam Simpson has been appointed the new coach of West Coast, replacing John Worsfold.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the best way to combat Adelaide star Taylor Walker in Saturday's AFL preliminary final is to cut off his supply.
Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.
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 HAWTHORN coach Alastair Clarkson has thrown his support behind a government program promoting safe drinking, almost 30 years after the death of his older brother in a car accident.
Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.