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.


Club-by-club guide to the 2013 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.

New clubs stretching talent pool to the limit


Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...

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Clubs give boot to punts on teenagers

Ben Hudson

Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.


Tigers earn stripes in final stages

Tiger tough: Shaun Grigg (above) of Richmond handballs against Essendon in Wangaratta.

Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.

Tigers' top pick set to play

Nick Vlastuin.

Emma Quayle Richmond is set to introduce its top draft pick in the season opener for the fourth consecutive year.

Tigers fit and ready to fire

Richmond's Reece Conca

Emma Quayle Richmond will resume from its mid-season bye within reach of its first September since 2001 and with an almost full squad to plan the second half of its season around.


Tigers use finals plan on Hawks

Jack Riewoldt.

Emma Quayle Never wanting to get too comfortable, Damien Hardwick wants to try new tactics against the Hawks.

Demon Clark goes forward

Emma Quayle Melbourne coach Mark Neeld has insisted Mitch Clark would play purely as a forward.


Game one: Gold Coast vs Melbourne

Nathan Bock.

Emma Quayle Gold Coast defeats Melbourne in game one of the triple-header at Metricon Stadium.


Didak returns as Pies near full strength

Alan Didak.

Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.

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Varcoe in limbo after more surgery

Travis Varcoe

Martin Blake and Emma Quayle Geelong clinging to the hope brilliant forward Travis Varcoe will play some games this season.