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.

AFL

Brian Lake, Drew Petrie charges defended by match review panel

Emma Quayle The match review panel looked at the grappling undertaken by both Brian Lake and Drew Petrie in isolation, rather than in combination, in deciding both deserved disciplinary action.

AFL

Gold Coast’s early sprint leaves North Melbourne chasing game

Emma Quayle North Melbourne was getting the ball, holding onto it, using it well and kicking some goals. In almost every imaginable way it was back in the game, but by the half-time siren it was still three...

AFL

After eight years, Daniel Currie plays his first AFL game

Daniel Currie marks in front of Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.

AFL

North Melbourne off the mark with a round two win over the Western Bulldogs

Big kick: Luke Dahlhaus snaps at goal.

Emma Quayle Bulldogs got only so far, two kicks out, before North found a way to get the ball back and push it back in.

AFL

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.

Roo beauty

Hands on: Roos (from left) Liam Anthony, Robbie Tarrant and Sam Gibson combine to pressure Magpies midfielder Sharrod Wellingham.

Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.

Tarrant the younger shrugs off shoulder misery

Robbie Tarrant: believing in himself.

Emma Quayle Robbie Tarrant never stopped to think he might never become a proper part of North Melbourne.

Cats grab trio from rivals in departure from club policy

Hamish McIntosh

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.

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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.

Coming of age

Roo-hoo: Majak Daw at Kangaroos training this week.

Emma Quayle Majak Daw has learnt some hard lessons and turned things around.

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Roos' future looking bright as another young gun extends deal

Signed: North's Jamie Macmillan has extended his contract.

Emma Quayle Third North Melbourne youngster backs the club's future.

AFL

Roo to return through VFL

Hamish McIntosh.

Emma Quayle By Emma Quayle

McIntosh to fight for spot

Emma Quayle Hamish McIntosh will make his return from a three-month knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a swift return to the senior side.

Roos huddle to announce new skipper

Sherrin

Emma Quayle North's new captain will learn he has the job while in an enormous huddle today.

Fit Roos hope to get hop on opposition

North Melbourne players take part in a practice match last week.

Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.

Tiger gets three but back for round one

Roo Lindsay Thomas is tackled by Tiger Reece Conca during the round one NAB Cup game.

Emma Quayle Reece Conca will be available to play in the Tigers' round one side.

AFL

Roos to wait on Wells' tests

Emma Quayle Brad Scott believes Daniel Wells' contact-free summer may ultimately work in his favour.

Football

Thornton career at the crossroads

Bret Thornton

Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.

Roos soar, Blues sink

In arm's way: Chris Judd and North's Leigh Adams after the game.

Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.