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 Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.
Emma Quayle Supplements used by Essendon players may have come to the attention of ASADA before this year's investigation was launched.
Emma Quayle Essendon will defend itself, James Hird wants to clear his name and there is no indication that the charges laid against the club and its coach, football manager, senior assistant and doctor will be...
Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.
Emma Quayle Essendon captain facing at least a month out in the run to the finals.
Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.
Emma Quayle Essendon will decide in the next few days whether to continue David Zaharakis' return in the VFL this weekend.
Emma Quayle Scott Lucas says probe should make players more conscious of what they put into their bodies.
Emma Quayle Jobe Watson will make his first appearance of the pre-season in Essendon's match against Richmond at Wangaratta on Saturday, provided his right knee stands up on the training track.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Essendon midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup with a quad strain.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.