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.

The AFL's rising stars of 2014 answer the big questions

Liam Mannix, Emma Quayle Rising stars discuss their peers, and the next crop of young stars.

St Kilda's American rookie puts the pieces together

St Kilda’s American import found:

Emma Quayle Chicago born Jason Holmes knew nothing about Australian Rules football when he was first asked to have a go.

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West Coast defeats St Kilda for second successive win

West Coast's Nic Naitanui handballs away from Darren Minchington (left) and Lenny Hayes at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Emma Quayle West Coast has strung together back-to-back victories for the first time since the first three weeks of the AFL season.

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Meet the players planning to take St Kilda back up the ladder

Young Saints Tom Hickey, Jimmy Webster, Nathan Wright, Josh Saunders and Jack Newnes at   the Seaford clubrooms.

Emma Quayle If St Kilda is to improve this season, it won't be up to the club's established senior stars.

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Four young forwards to excite AFL fans

Tall forwards

Emma Quayle Not for years have we seen such exciting young forwards.

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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.

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.

Riewoldt leads for eighth year

Nick Riewoldt in action.

Emma Quayle Nick Riewoldt has again been appointed to captain St Kilda for an eighth season.

Leading Bulldog hospitalised with knee infection

Bulldogs midfielder Adam Cooney.

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.

Second coming

Front-runner: St Kilda captain Nick Riewoldt battles with Carlton's Ed Curnow at Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.

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Signs of remedy not always clear from the outside

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Emma Quayle At this point, the very bad teams are as easy to spot as the very good ones.

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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.

Milne back in Saints team

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle Stephen Milne will return to the St Kilda line-up on Saturday night, three weeks after being stood down in the wake of rape charges laid against him.

Six more good reasons for Hawkins to play

St Kilda's Ben McEvoy rides Geelong's Trent West at the centre bounce.

Emma Quayle and Michael Lynch Saints looked to have some chance of upsetting Geelong, but that quickly faded.

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Cats send Saints marching

Live coverage.

Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.

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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’’.

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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.

Resting Riewoldt

Nick Riewoldt

Emma Quayle The Saints skipper and other star players may have to get used to being spectators.

When the Saints go marching ... down the aisle

Nick Dal Santo

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.

McDonald uses farm

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...