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 Bulldogs got only so far, two kicks out, before North found a way to get the ball back and push it back in.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
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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.
Emma Quayle Roos continue surge towards September with first win over Pies in more than four seasons.
Emma Quayle Robbie Tarrant never stopped to think he might never become a proper part of North Melbourne.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Majak Daw has learnt some hard lessons and turned things around.
Emma Quayle Third North Melbourne youngster backs the club's future.
Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.
Emma Quayle North's new captain will learn he has the job while in an enormous huddle today.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Reece Conca will be available to play in the Tigers' round one side.
Emma Quayle Brad Scott believes Daniel Wells' contact-free summer may ultimately work in his favour.