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 Jack Riewoldt's absence from Richmond's pre-season teams will end on Friday.
Emma Quayle A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.
Emma Quayle Essendon will ask talented young forward Joe Daniher to support Paddy Ryder in the ruck when the team's season starts on Friday, with coach Mark Thompson expecting his side to look sharp and fresh...
Emma Quayle Essendon is optimistic that Paddy Ryder will recover from a badly rolled ankle in time for Sunday night's game against Carlton, but the club may yet try to squeeze rookie-listed ruckman Jackson...
Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.
Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane Joe Daniher will play his first game for Essendon against Carlton on Friday night, making one of the season's most-anticipated debuts.
Emma Quayle The Bombers beat the Dogs by 31 points, but it was not quite a comfortable win.
Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.
Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.