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.

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

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

Magpie defender Shaw on track to return against Lions

Heath Shaw

Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.

AFL

Pies will be sharper after break: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Emma Quayle Collingwood coach hopes to steer a more settled line-up through the second half of the season.

AFL

Magpies looking good after a challenging run

Dane Swan is chased by Tom Liberatore.

Emma Quayle Collingwood will enter its midseason break placed comfortably inside the top eight, having endured a challenging run of injuries in the first half of the season and prepared for its week off with a...

It's the battle of midway

Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.

Emma Quayle

Hawks and Swans: master tradesmen

Lance Franklin collides with Lewis Roberts Thomson.

Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.

Magpie heads home to Perth

Sharrod Wellingham

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.

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Hawthorn unhappy at compensation

Clinton Young

Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.

AFL

Pedersen trade deal to Dees delayed

Cameron Pedersen.

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.

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.

Hawk passes for a Magpie

Clinton Young.

Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Ex-Hawk Clinton Young moved well on a wing, starting on Shaun Higgins.

Football

Didak returns as Pies near full strength

Alan Didak.

Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.

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Fit Roos hope to get hop on opposition

North Melbourne players take part in a practice match last week.

Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.