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.
Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.
Michael Gleeson, Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon and St Kilda have both met uncommitted and out-of-contract Brisbane ruckman in an attempt to persuade him to return to Melbourne.
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 Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
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 Collingwood have made two changes to their side for the semi-final against West Coast at the MCG on Saturday night.
Emma Quayle Luke Thompson will play just his second game for the season in Adelaide's semi-final.
Emma Quayle It's nine weeks now since Michael Walters got to add a 12th game to his tally at Frematle.
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 Harry O'Brien will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Carlton with an ankle injury.
Emma Quayle Fremantle fights off a gallant Melbourne to register its third win in Victoria this season.