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.

Hamish McIntosh back from knee injury

Hamish McIntosh.

Emma Quayle Hamish McIntosh will return from a knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a smooth passage back to the senior side.

AFL

New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

Paul chapman

Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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.

Work, rest and play philosophy gives Cats a fresh start

Paul Chapman will miss a fourth match this week with hamstring problems

Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.

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.

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.

Football

Geelong leads trio in chase for Gold Coast onballer

Josh Caddy

Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.

AFL

Caddy shacks up with Cats, Moloney to Lions

Josh Caddy.

Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.

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AFL

Lions make late bid for popular Pie

Chris Dawes

Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.

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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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Hawk Osborne gone but he will be back

Michael Osborne.

Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.

Historic drop in rookie draft numbers as clubs lose faith

Sherrin

Emma Quayle Fewer than 30 rookies could be drafted this year, the least in the history of the draft.

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.

Johnson out for three

Steve Johnson.

Emma Quayle Geelong forward out for two or three weeks after minor knee surgery.

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.