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 More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.
Emma Quayle Daniel Currie had been an AFL footballer for seven years, without really ever being one.
Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
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Emma Quayle Hamish McIntosh will make his return from a three-month knee injury through the VFL this weekend, but the North Melbourne ruckman has not been guaranteed a swift return to the senior side.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Alan Didak will play his first senior game of the season for Collingwood on Saturday night.
Emma Quayle It is now eight weeks since veteran Bret Thornton last pulled on a Carlton jumper.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane That Matthew Kreuzer will spend most if not all of tonight playing in the ruck for a Carlton side bolstered by the return of Marc Murphy is of little comfort to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.