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 Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
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 and Michael Gleeson The Bombers didn't appear to have implemented any major positional shifts.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Unsurprisingly, Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson won his third Crichton Medal, with 551 votes.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle TOM MCDONALD has a farm, and it's where his run into the Melbourne backline began, literally. McDonald is from Edenhope, the small town halfway to Adelaide, which meant offseason training partners...
Emma Quayle Tom McDonald has a farm, and it's where his run into the Melbourne back line began.
Emma Quayle Western Bulldogs plan to replace players who do not offer required effort.
Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle Essendon rookie Mark Baguley looms as Heath Hocking's midfield replacement.
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Essendon's grip on the top-eight spot it has held all season becomes shakier.
Emma Quayle Essendon's decision to fly to Wangaratta ends in a storm with the match against the Saints abandoned.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
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.