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 If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Melbourne has met with St Kilda's discarded defender James Gwilt, who has also attracted the interest of Greater Western Sydney.
Emma Quayle Steve Johnson will spend the next week trying to convince Geelong's medical and coaching teams that he can get his injured foot through at least one more final.
Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane The future of Paddy Ryder could start becoming clearer in the next few days.
Emma Quayle Helpless and guilt-ridden in week one of the AFL finals, North's Brent Harvey is out to repay his club on Friday night.
Emma Quayle Ben Brown wanted to know one thing - would he get a game? - and Scott West wasn't sure what to tell him. He had two ruckmen already at Werribee, and a handful of marking forwards to play.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane Mitch Clark✓ says he would ''love'' to return to Melbourne and continue his AFL career, yet it remains uncertain whether the retired key forward will end up at the Demons, and if not, how he...
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 Nick Malceski will consider offers from up to four clubs before deciding where to continue his 10-year career.
Emma Quayle It's not only Hawthorn's players who trust Jarryd Roughead to get them where they want to go. The players eat together at a Japanese restaurant every Monday night, many bring their children, and when...
Emma Quayle Chicago born Jason Holmes knew nothing about Australian Rules football when he was first asked to have a go.
Emma Quayle Sam Rowe has never wanted his illness to be the most important thing about him, but he is happy to talk about it if it helps other people decide to get checked.
Emma Quayle Let's go with Essendon, given their best is more damaging.
Emma Quayle The talent of Fremantle forward Scott Gumbleton will remain mostly unfulfilled, with the forward retiring after eight years of battling injury.
Emma Quayle You could fill this whole story with the reasons Lewy Taylor couldn't, shouldn't and was never going to get drafted, play every game in his debut season and win the Rising Star award.
Liam Mannix, Emma Quayle Rising stars discuss their peers, and the next crop of young stars.
Emma Quayle Jack Frost will do something no other Collingwood player has been able to manage should he get through training this week and line up against Hawthorn on Friday night.
Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.