Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle

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.

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The best day of Hawthorn ruckman Luke Lowden's life

Emma Quayle Every time Luke Lowden crawled close to the start of the queue, the line got even longer.

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Jarryd Roughead kicks eight as Hawthorn overwhelms West Coast

Jarryd Roughead (second from right) flies for a mark.

Emma Quayle The storyline leading in was about who Hawthorn didn’t have, and what West Coast hasn’t been able to do.

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Jack Watts to remain a midfielder as Melbourne looks for new goalkickers

Jack Watts had 27 possessions against St KIlda and looked comfortable and confident.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's diminished group of marking forwards will see Jack Watts spend more time in the front half against West Coast this week.

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Trio get delisted but retain chance to play with rookie list placements

Dean Cox of the Eagles challenges Brent Renouf

Emma Quayle Todd Banfield, Brent Renouf and Murray Newman must continue their careers from the rookie list.

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Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

Emma Quayle's club-by-club guide to the 2012 national draft

Trade and draft news.

Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.

New clubs stretching talent pool to the limit

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Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...

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Clubs give boot to punts on teenagers

Ben Hudson

Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.

Eagles look to future

Eagles coach John Worsfold

Emma Quayle Improve, find some speed, and finish in the top four. That was West Coast coach John Worsfold's initial recipe for a more successful finish to the 2013 season, after the Eagles fell to Collingwood in...

Ten to one: Will these games decide the Brownlow Medal winner?

Magpies midfielder Dane Swan.

Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.

What we learnt from the NAB Cup week one

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin sets off with Aaron Mullett of the Kangaroos in hot pursuit on the opening night of the NAB Cup tournament.

Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.

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Young Bomber ruck earning his wings

Test of strength: Tom Bellchambers (left) comes to grips with Carlton's Shaun Hampson.

Emma Quayle Tom Bellchambers' stop-start career has been like that endured by many young ruckmen.

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Promising signs

Carlton's Marc Murphy

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane That Matthew Kreuzer will spend most if not all of tonight playing in the ruck for a Carlton side bolstered by the return of Marc Murphy is of little comfort to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

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