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 match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.
Emma Quayle Luke Hodge knew "the Buddy question" was coming but before the Hawthorn captain could talk about playing against his premiership teammate for the first time this week he had other things to discuss,...
Emma Quayle If you thought Ryan Schoenmakers looked glad to be back, you were right: he hadn't played in a year.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has begun a gradual and low-key return to work, sitting in on the occasional meeting as he continues to recover from his auto-immune condition.
Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.
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.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle Geelong optimistic that Travis Varcoe's return from foot injury will continue against Sydney.
Emma Quayle Bulldog will get specialist treatment on his problematic right knee.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs liked the way Jake Stringer played football: hard.
Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney could be winning his five-year battle to overcome a chronic knee injury.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs' first major hitout for the year suggests they'll take a bulging midfield into the season.
Emma Quayle, Darwin The Western Bulldogs started last night's match with some momentum.