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.


Essendon could miss out on $100,000 a month if it pays Hird

Bombers coach James Hird

Emma Quayle The AFL has told Essendon it will deny the club $100,000 a month until they stop paying Hird's salary.

AFL's funding threat to Essendon over James Hird payment issue

Andrew Demetriou.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle The AFL has told Essendon it will withhold a substantial part of the club's monthly allocation of funding until it explains whether and why it is paying suspended coach James Hird.

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Brownlow quirks and oddities

Brownlow anomalies.

Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.

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AFL targets Crows' 'secret cash' pledge to Tippett

Kurt Tippett

Emma Quayle ADELAIDE is believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside his contract and suggested the arrangement be kept secret from the league.

Crows, Tippett caught in $200,000 rort

Forward Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Adelaide believed to have guaranteed Kurt Tippett $200,000 outside of his contract and suggested arrangement be kept secret.

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Bitter Tippett pays the price

Kurt Tippett leaves the AFL through the car park.

Emma Quayle Kurt Tippett's demeanour at Friday's hearing of his draft and salary cap breaches costs him $25,000.

Stand by your scam


Emma Quayle Adelaide accepts AFL sanctions, but also points out that it considers them rough.

Dons take positive approach

essendon logo

Emma Quayle and Caroline Wilson Club officials reportedly hopeful of receiving some good news in the next 48 hours.

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Clubs turn to doctors for more control


Emma Quayle For the first time, AFL clubs will soon start hiring their own full-time doctors.

Collingwood board, coach back McGuire

Emma Quayle and Stathi Paxinos The Collingwood board and coach Nathan Buckley have expressed support for president Eddie McGuire, who believes his efforts to make amends with Adam Goodes will see him avoid sanction for comments...


Milne hopes to face Demons

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.


Little attacks 'outrageous' charge sheet

Paul Little with Hird.

Emma Quayle Essendon chairman Paul Little has condemned the AFL's 'belligerent attitude' and its determination to cast his club as drug cheats.

Magpies ready for 'the best'

Andrew Krakouer

Emma Quayle Coach Nathan Buckley looking forward to taking on ''the best side in the competition''.