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 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.
Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle Geelong forward out for two or three weeks after minor knee surgery.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Fewer than 30 rookies could be drafted this year, the least in the history of the draft.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
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 The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle By Emma Quayle
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 Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.