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 Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.
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 Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.
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 Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.
Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Gumbleton has not had excessive interest from other clubs and may yet stay at Windy Hill.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Jack Viney could yet cost Melbourne the No. 3 choice in this year's draft as a father-son selection.
Emma Quayle The Dees brought Brad Green, Colin Sylvia, Jared Rivers and Jack Grimes in for game two.
Emma Quayle Coach Mark Neeld pieced together eight-man leadership group after input from players.