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 This time last year Tom Boyd was the number one draft pick in waiting. Lachie Whitfield was annointed 18 months out, Jon Patton was leading the way two or three weeks into his draft season and David...
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Essendon recovers from early loss of skipper Jobe Watson to score five-goal win over Port.
Emma Quayle Essendon survives its first match without captain Jobe Watson in more than two years.
Emma Quayle Essendon expects to take a bolstered side into game against Collingwood regardless.
Emma Quayle Essendon coach says team not affected by events off the field in past week.
Emma Quayle Essendon relinquishes its place in the top four with a month left in the season.
Emma Quayle Essendon will defend itself, James Hird wants to clear his name and there is no indication that the charges laid against the club and its coach, football manager, senior assistant and doctor will be...
Emma Quayle Shaking off the pain of lost draft picks is something Essendon has done before.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.
Emma Quayle David Astbury's comeback from a knee injury has been halted by a foot injury.
Emma Quayle Essendon confident second-year defender will miss just three or four matches.
Emma Quayle Essendon forward Michael Hurley beating a fast track back from his hamstring strain.
Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.