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 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 All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Injuries can put a question mark over even the brightest of draft prospects. Here are some recent examples.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.
Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.
Emma Quayle Depleted Carlton hangs on to grind out a win over the Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle Carlton's improvement in defence is continuing, writes Emma Quayle.