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.

After the disaster

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

Ex-Bomber Prismall trains with Port Adelaide

Essendon's Brent Prismall.

Emma Quayle Port Adelaide has emerged as a potential new home for delisted Essendon player Brent Prismall, who has joined the club for pre-season training.

Hibberd takes on a proud number

Good fit: Michael Hibberd in No.1.

Emma Quayle Michael Hibberd met Merv Neagle at an Essendon function at the start of this year.

Football

Bombers keep status quo

Essendon versus Western Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.

Prismall poised for return to footy

Brent Prismall

Emma Quayle Brent Prismall will play his first game of football in almost a year this weekend, after overcoming his second knee reconstruction.

Rookie keeps his place

Brent Prismall

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.

On the Menz

Daniel Menzel is circumspect about his second knee injury and the road to recovery.

Emma Quayle Daniel Menzel is working hard to stay motivated after a second knee reconstruction, and still dreams of a premiership.

Football

Rookie set to replace Hocking

Heath Hocking

Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Mark Baguley looms as Heath Hocking's midfield replacement.