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 Marcus Bontempelli briefly feared his debut season was over before it had started, but he avoided what the Western Bulldogs thought might be a major knee injury in his first six weeks at the club.
Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle Brett Deledio wants to be a leader at Tigerland even after missing out on the captaincy.
Emma Quayle TIgers smash the Dogs by 60 points to consolidate position in the eight.
Emma Quayle Richmond's 64-point win can be described as mature, composed, controlled.
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 Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...
Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Richmond star's first significant hitout of the pre-season cut short.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs' first major hitout for the year suggests they'll take a bulging midfield into the season.