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 Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.
Emma Quayle When Brodie Grundy slipped to pick 18 in the AFL national draft two years ago not many recruiters could believe he had been left waiting that long, even those who had overlooked him.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.
Emma Quayle Magpies' willingness to pay part of defender's salary next season crucial in finalising deal.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle St Kilda was contemplating on Tuesday night whether to keep Ahmed Saad on its rookie list next year, with the small forward handed an 18-month ban for taking a banned substance last season.
Emma Quayle St Kilda declining to redraft the forward as a rookie as he prepares to spend 18 months on the sidelines for taking a banned stimulant.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.
Emma Quayle A homophobic taunt is believed to be at the centre of the AFL's investigation into St Kilda forward Stephen Milne.
Emma Quayle Stephen Milne is fined $3000 by St Kilda after an AFL investigation concludes he made homophobic comments on-field for the second time in his career.
Emma Quayle, Sydney Collingwood never loses to Sydney. Or at least it hadn't, in a really long time.
Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Sydney Giants.
Emma Quayle NAB Cup round 1: The Collingwood Magpies and the Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers' stop-start career has been like that endured by many young ruckmen.
Emma Quayle Simon Buckley would be an ideal replacement for Ben Johnson, according to Tyson Goldsack.