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 Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says...
Emma Quayle It's not only Hawthorn's players who trust Jarryd Roughead to get them where they want to go. The players eat together at a Japanese restaurant every Monday night, many bring their children, and when...
Emma Quayle If the Suns' indigenous stars align, the club will start sharing its first small piece of AFL history.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake never dreamed of having the fairytale end of season that has come to be.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn captain will this week undergo surgery on the knee he injured early in the year.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle Leading indigenous players will push for clubs to appoint indigenous welfare officers.
Emma Quayle Advisory board puts forward ideas that could increase retention of indigenous talent.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.
Emma Quayle When a struggling team is still searching for its first win seven weeks into a season, the smallest moments seem to take on super significance.