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, Alana Schetzer Gary Ablett is having scans on his injured shoulder this morning, with results expected by mid-afternoon.
Emma Quayle Gary Ablett will miss the rest of the season after electing to undergo reconstructive surgery to repair his left shoulder.
Emma Quayle A meeting with a Melbourne shoulder specialist will help Gary Ablett and Gold Coast decide whether to get the champion back into the side this season or send him for season-ending surgery.
Emma Quayle You probably thought it impossible. You probably thought there was no way Gary Ablett - two-time Brownlow medalist, five-time MVP, five-time best and fairest winner - could become an even more...
Liam Mannix, Emma Quayle Rising stars discuss their peers, and the next crop of young stars.
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...
Emma Quayle The television commercial starts with a boy and girl arguing across the dinner table: what would be better, soft taco shells or hard? It ends with the whole family celebrating their young sister's...
Emma Quayle Jack Riewoldt's absence from Richmond's pre-season teams will end on Friday.
Emma Quayle Not for years have we seen such exciting young forwards.
Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.
Emma Quayle Sometimes it takes a while for public perception to line up with media perception and what the umpires see from ground level, and so it proved for the new kids on the Brownlow block.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Collingwood finalises deal to move Sharrod Wellingham home to Perth.
Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.
Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
Emma Quayle Talented young Geelong player Billie Smedts will continue to play his part in the ongoing rejuvenation of the Cats' side, after signing a new two-year contract.
Emma Quayle Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna is confident Gary Ablett will finish his career on the Gold Coast, and believes the Suns’ pending success will appeal more than a romantic return to Geelong.
Emma Quayle Andrew Mackie had plenty of words to describe what happened to Geelong.
Emma Quayle The deal was that when Geelong lost, Matthew Scarlett would front the waiting media.