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 Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at the medium midfielders.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle's guide to the 100-plus players invited to the AFL Draft Combine 2014. The draft expert looks at small forwards/defenders/midfielders.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli wants and feels ready to play for Hawthorn in Saturday's grand final, with the club facing an enormous decision on whether to slot the brilliant forward back into the side after three...
Emma Quayle The season could be over for Hawthorn star Cyril Rioli after his latest hamstring injury.
Emma Quayle The moments that mattered in the season decider.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says...
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will play Sydney in next week's grand final for a shot at its 12th premiership and second set of back-to-back flags, in the most dramatic possible reunion with former star forward Lance...
Emma Quayle Hawthorn’s players have not given up on a top-two finish, but are acutely aware of their need to limit their opposition to lower scores in the final stretch of the season.
Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead’s dented pride helped propel him to one of his best-ever matches for a more settled and better prepared Hawthorn side on Saturday, with the forward kicking eight goals in the...
Emma Quayle The storyline leading in was about who Hawthorn didn’t have, and what West Coast hasn’t been able to do.
Emma Quayle If the Suns' indigenous stars align, the club will start sharing its first small piece of AFL history.
Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
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 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.