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 Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.
Emma Quayle If the Suns' indigenous stars align, the club will start sharing its first small piece of AFL history.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead and Lance Franklin were separated by just a few seconds on draft day in 2004.
Emma Quayle Harry O'Brien will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Carlton with an ankle injury.
Emma Quayle EXCLUSIVE His club feels like his home. It is where he will be until the end of 2017, at least.
Emma Quayle There was a party at Trent Cotchin's place on the day he was drafted, six years ago.
Emma Quayle A Richmond premiership in the next few years would prompt Trent Cotchin to consider retirement, even if only in his mid-20s.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn heads into midseason break with ninth win and confidence in depth.
Emma Quayle Mark Neeld will meet the Melbourne board on Monday convinced of his and the club's ''clear vision'' for the future of the team.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli is running himself into a new role, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle The first announcement didn't make too big a splash, in Melbourne at least.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's 35-point loss to Hawthorn compounded by two significant injuries.
Emma Quayle When a struggling team is still searching for its first win seven weeks into a season, the smallest moments seem to take on super significance.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.