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

'Lame' response on game

Neil Balme

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.

Comments 17

AFL

Club-by-club guide to the 2013 AFL draft

Getting ready for the AFL draft.

Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.

AFL

Magpies lose O'Brien, Carlton recalls Murphy for blockbuster

Harry O'Brien.

Emma Quayle Harry O'Brien will miss Friday night's blockbuster against Carlton with an ankle injury.

AFL

Bombers and Saints keen to entice Longer

Billy Longer

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.

Tigers romp, Dons out of luck

Tigers hold Dons at bay.

Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.

AFL

Talia wins Rising Star award

Daniel Talia

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every draft: that they’re planning to take the ‘‘best available player’’.

Comments 3

AFL

Belief is the key, says Rising Star

Daniel Talia with girlfriend Megan Bennett.

Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.

Goldsack one of two changes for Magpies

Tyson Goldsack.

Emma Quayle Collingwood have made two changes to their side for the semi-final against West Coast at the MCG on Saturday night.

Crows call on tall to help fill the void

Luke Thompson

Emma Quayle Luke Thompson will play just his second game for the season in Adelaide's semi-final.

Back from the brink

Emma-Quayle-sport-dinks

Emma Quayle It's nine weeks now since Michael Walters got to add a 12th game to his tally at Frematle.

Brownlow quirks and oddities

Brownlow anomalies.

Emma Quayle and Martin Blake Some of the more notable anomalies arising from the AFL's biggest award.

Comments 39

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.

Dockers stifle Demons

Up for grabs: Docker Michael Barlow contests a ball with Demon Rohan Bail.

Emma Quayle Fremantle fights off a gallant Melbourne to register its third win in Victoria this season.