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 At this point, the very bad teams are as easy to spot as the very good ones.
Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney’s place in the Western Bulldogs’ round one team has been jeopardised by a minor knee infection that has hospitalised the midfielder this week.
Emma Quayle Nick Riewoldt has again been appointed to captain St Kilda for an eighth season.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
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 and Michael Lynch Saints looked to have some chance of upsetting Geelong, but that quickly faded.
Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.
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 Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.
Emma Quayle From a distance, Arryn Siposs looks a little like Aaron Hamill, the man whose St Kilda guernsey he now wears.
Emma Quayle The Saints skipper and other star players may have to get used to being spectators.
Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo is preparing to settle into married life and isn't about to be unsettled by a shock change of coach or even the odd footy trip photo controversy.