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 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.
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.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Shaun Atley and Kieran Harper add flair and excitement to North's emerging group of young players.
Emma Quayle Chris Judd will return to the Carlton side on Saturday after a four-match suspension determined to, as coach Brett Ratten put it, "make a splash" against Essendon at the MCG.
Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle Reece Conca will be available to play in the Tigers' round one side.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.