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.

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

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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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.

New clubs stretching talent pool to the limit

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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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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.

Nothing to hide: Geelong

Geelong has been drawn into the investigation because Dean Robinson worked previously at the Cats.

Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.

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Dal Santo still bound to the Saints

Nick Dal Santo

Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.

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Milne hopes to face Demons

Stephen Milne

Emma Quayle St Kilda forward Stephen Milne is hoping to play against Melbourne on Saturday, despite being charged with rape, although it is believed the AFL will have some say in the eventual decision.

Injuries add to Saints' problems

St Kilda's coach Scott Watters at speaks to his players at quarter-time.

Emma Quayle Club will start its search for a key defender this off-season.

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.

AFL

Milne taunt investigated

Stephen Milne.

Emma Quayle A homophobic taunt is believed to be at the centre of the AFL's investigation into St Kilda forward Stephen Milne.

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Milne fined for crude call

Hot water: St Kilda's Stephen Milne with Harry O'Brien.

Emma Quayle Stephen Milne is fined $3000 by St Kilda after an AFL investigation concludes he made homophobic comments on-field for the second time in his career.

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Cats send Saints marching

Live coverage.

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

Dons crack, Saints in top eight

Michael Hurley outsmarts Saint James Gwilt.

Emma Quayle Essendon misses its chance to grab top spot on the ladder and places pressure on its top-four prospects.

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Learning trade from new, old masters

Arryn Sipsoss

Emma Quayle From a distance, Arryn Siposs looks a little like Aaron Hamill, the man whose St Kilda guernsey he now wears.