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 There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
Emma Quayle, Alice Springs HAWTHORN champion Lance Franklin will miss Friday night's All Stars game against Richmond in Alice Springs due to a calf injury.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle Leading indigenous players will push for clubs to appoint indigenous welfare officers.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.
Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle At one stage, Norm Smith medallist Ryan O'Keefe had considered leaving the Swans. He's glad he didn't.
Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every draft: that they’re planning to take the ‘‘best available player’’.
Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.
Emma Quayle Coach Nathan Buckley looking forward to taking on ''the best side in the competition''.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli is running himself into a new role, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Young guns make most of their chance to shine, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.
Emma Quayle, Varese, Italy Football has become too absorbed by the ''mad, bad and sad stories'' of Aboriginal AFL players, forgetting about the number of indigenous players starring in the game, according to former Sydney...