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 Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.
Emma Quayle The draft combine provides recruiters with plenty to weigh up in the weeks ahead.
Emma Quayle and Rohan Connolly The timing of the AFL's ''captain's pick'' game would prompt Heath Shaw to ''kindly decline'' any offer to play in it.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli is running himself into a new role, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Essendon appears set to lose two more players to soft-tissue problems, with forward Stewart Crameri and onballer David Myers doubtful to play against Hawthorn tomorrow night.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
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 It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn captain will this week undergo surgery on the knee he injured early in the year.
Emma Quayle St Kilda's 35-point loss to Hawthorn compounded by two significant injuries.
Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.
Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.
Emma Quayle Carlton closer to regaining its most important missing piece in weeks.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.