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.

AFL

Blues hope injured Jarrad Waite can avoid an extended break

Emma Quayle Carlton is hoping Jarrad Waite will recover from a minor calf strain to play this weekend, with the veteran forward otherwise facing a three-week break in his battle to get back into the senior team.

AFL

Carlton's Andrew Walker out for season

Andrew Walker.

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Dynamic Carlton defender Andrew Walker has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a lingering knee injury.

North Melbourne's tough, scrappy first win suits coach Brad Scott fine

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...

AFL

North Melbourne off the mark with a round two win over the Western Bulldogs

Big kick: Luke Dahlhaus snaps at goal.

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.

AFL

Scott goes to the defence of Harvey, North's 'heart and soul'

Brent Harvey

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...

AFL

No surgery for Nathan Brown

Nathan Brown leaves the field injured, during the game against the Sydney Swans on Saturday.

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.

AFL

Essendon and Carlton to wait and see on Patrick Ryder and Matthew Kreuzer

Paddy Ryder

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...

AFL

Gold Coast’s early sprint leaves North Melbourne chasing game

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...

AFL

Gold Coast upsets North Melbourne in AFL clash

Gary Ablett runs with the ball.

Emma Quayle Gary Ablett boots four goals including three in the final term to lead Gold Coast to a 43-point upset win over top-eight rivals North Melbourne.

AFL

Young Kangaroo Ben Cunnington ready to take giant leap

Emma Quayle Brent Harvey nominates Ben Cunnington and Shaun Atley as two players to watch.

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.

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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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.

Roos' future looking bright as another young gun extends deal

Signed: North's Jamie Macmillan has extended his contract.

Emma Quayle Third North Melbourne youngster backs the club's future.

AFL

Hammer time for disappointing Roos

Adelaide's Jared Petrenko seals the deal as aghast North Melbourne fans look on

Emma Quayle Coach Brad Scott learns that the Roos are not mentally strong enough.

Whitecross presses for recall

Brendan Whitecross.

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.

Roos huddle to announce new skipper

Sherrin

Emma Quayle North's new captain will learn he has the job while in an enormous huddle today.

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.

AFL

Winning time

Brad Scott

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.

The Pies' long-term project

Finding his wings: Lachie Keeffe in action for the Pies.

Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.