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 Brad Scott would like to see his North Melbourne team play with more polish, but was satisfied with his players' willingness to grind out their first win for the season against the Western Bulldogs...
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 Brent Harvey kicked three second-half goals to help North Melbourne push past the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, prompting Brad Scott to defend the champion onballer from criticism of his round-one...
Emma Quayle Collingwood defender Nathan Brown will miss the next four or five games, but has avoided season-ending surgery on the shoulder he dislocated in Saturday night's match against Sydney.
Emma Quayle Essendon is optimistic that Paddy Ryder will recover from a badly rolled ankle in time for Sunday night's game against Carlton, but the club may yet try to squeeze rookie-listed ruckman Jackson...
Emma Quayle Brent Harvey nominates Ben Cunnington and Shaun Atley as two players to watch.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Brendan Whitecross is on the cusp of rejoining the Hawthorn team, almost 10 months after he ruptured his knee in last year's qualifying final.
Emma Quayle Coach Brad Scott learns that the Roos are not mentally strong enough.
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 Third North Melbourne youngster backs the club's future.
Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.
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 North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is backing himself and his team to put the lessons learnt over the past two years into practice.