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 The AFL will invite coaches to debate and help clarify the most-debated rule of the year - holding the ball - at an end-of-season summit with umpires and the rules committee.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.
Emma Quayle After playing in the VFL for eight years, Sam Dwyer wasn't going to let injury keep him out of AFL games - until he got caught out.
Emma Quayle Brent Prismall will play his first game of football in almost a year this weekend, after overcoming his second knee reconstruction.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Cory Dell'Olio's stint on the senior list will not end this week, despite Brent Prismall's return from his second major knee injury.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Midfielder appeared hampered during Bulldogs' loss to Brisbane on Saturday.