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

Jake Carlisle avoids suspension and free to play

Emma Quayle Jake Carlisle is free to take his place in Essendon's round one line-up, after being cleared of a kneeing charge by the match review panel.

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.

Magpie's rookie mistake

The mature-age recruit: As far as first-year AFL players go, Sam Dwyer, at 26, is an old man.

Emma Quayle After playing in the VFL for eight years, Sam Dwyer wasn't going to let injury keep him out of AFL games - until he got caught out.

Rioli: forward or midfielder? Don't blink, or you'll miss him

Cyril Rioli

Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli is running himself into a new role, writes Emma Quayle.

It's the battle of midway

Cyril Rioli.

Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.

Emma Quayle

Hawks and Swans: master tradesmen

Lance Franklin collides with Lewis Roberts Thomson.

Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.

Hodge to have 'stablisation' surgery on injured knee

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge

Emma Quayle Hawthorn captain will this week undergo surgery on the knee he injured early in the year.

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.

Key injuries adding to Saints' woes

Emma Quayle St Kilda's 35-point loss to Hawthorn compounded by two significant injuries.

Easy does it for Hawthorn

Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle When a struggling team is still searching for its first win seven weeks into a season, the smallest moments seem to take on super significance.

Mojo rising, the Hawks spread wings

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin

Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.

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Waite back, but Blues likely to lose Laidler

Jarrad Waite

Emma Quayle Carlton closer to regaining its most important missing piece in weeks.

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.