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, Sydney Collingwood never loses to Sydney. Or at least it hadn't, in a really long time.
Emma Quayle Chris Tarrant was 30 when he was traded to Collingwood at the end of 2010.
Emma Quayle Some football careers come to an early, and not necessarily happy, ending.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.
Emma Quayle Collingwood will not rush Chris Tarrant back for this week's match against Adelaide, with the defender set to spend two more weeks at VFL level despite Ben Reid's latest quad injury.
Emma Quayle Football won't get in the way of friendship for Nathan Buckley and Brenton Sanderson.