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.

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New faces to launch Hawks' premiership defence

Hawthorn's Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

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Old Dog with a new trick

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.

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Hawks secure big man Ben McEvoy from St Kilda

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy, left.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.

Lake looks longer term

Brian Lake.

Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.

Clinical Cats finals focused

Steve Johnson and Bob Murphy

Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.

Cats upbeat over Varcoe

Travis Varcoe tackles Nathan Djerrkura of the Bulldogs during yesterday's game at Simonds Stadium.

Emma Quayle Geelong optimistic that Travis Varcoe's return from foot injury will continue against Sydney.

Cooney to get German treatment

Adam Cooney.

Emma Quayle Bulldog will get specialist treatment on his problematic right knee.

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.

'Character' is draft buzz word

The Western Bulldogs' first two selections, Jackson Macrae and Jake Stringer.

Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs liked the way Jake Stringer played football: hard.

Choices made, now the real work begins in earnest

Talented utility: Troy Menzel was one of several fine players picked by Carlton.

Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.

Lame Dog feels like a pup again

Adam Cooney

Emma Quayle Adam Cooney could be winning his five-year battle to overcome a chronic knee injury.

Dogs' turn to shine

On their knees: Gold Coast's Dion Prestia and Bulldog Matthew Boyd vie for possession in the slippery conditions in Darwin last night.

Emma Quayle, Darwin The Western Bulldogs started last night's match with some momentum.

Cats finally find answers

The chase: Geelong's Mitch Duncan and Bulldog Brian Lake battle for possession last night.

Emma Quayle Geelong holds on to record a narrow win over the Western Bulldogs.

Pies look prepared

Nathan Buckley, coach of the Magpies looks on during the NAB Cup AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs at Blacktown International Sportspark on February 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs.

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Dogs have licence to go far and wide

Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs' first major hitout for the year suggests they'll take a bulging midfield into the season.