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

Hunter's hard yards with the Bulldogs

Story by: Emma Quayle
Photo: Ken Irwin KEN 3rd October 2012 The Age. Sport; NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium.
Lachie Hunter, (Western Jets).

Emma Quayle Lachie Hunter will join the Western Bulldogs next week as a harder, more tackle-happy player for the time he has already spent at the club.

Hawk Osborne gone but he will be back

Michael Osborne.

Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.

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.

Hibberd takes on a proud number

Good fit: Michael Hibberd in No.1.

Emma Quayle Michael Hibberd met Merv Neagle at an Essendon function at the start of this year.

AFL

Bombers weigh up options for Zaharakis

David Zaharakis.

Emma Quayle Essendon will decide in the next few days whether to continue David Zaharakis' return in the VFL this weekend.

After the disaster

Beaten and bowed: Essendon players leave the field after being thrashed by Carlton in round 21.

Emma Quayle Emma Quayle looks at some of the key decisions the Bombers have to make on their list.

Hibberd on mend

Michael Hibberd on the ground after sustaining a hamstring injury.

Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.

Essendon cautious over star

Michael Hurley was injured during the first half of Essendon's round-four win over Carlton.

Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.