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 North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.
Emma Quayle It's tempting to tip the settled and mostly healthy Roos over the Cats.
Emma Quayle Geelong is fit, healthy, on a three-win run and building towards what coach Chris Scott believes will be its most consistent form of the season.
Emma Quayle It was wet, windy and cold, but Geelong has a habit of not letting the weather conditions change how it goes about things.
Emma Quayle If you thought Ryan Schoenmakers looked glad to be back, you were right: he hadn't played in a year.
Emma Quayle Clubs will lobby for long-serving players contracted beyond 2016 to remain eligible for veteran’s list concessions.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Sometimes it takes a while for public perception to line up with media perception and what the umpires see from ground level, and so it proved for the new kids on the Brownlow block.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.
Emma Quayle and Michael Lynch Saints looked to have some chance of upsetting Geelong, but that quickly faded.
Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.
Emma Quayle Tom Hawkins stays in Coleman race as Cats hold out Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every draft: that they’re planning to take the ‘‘best available player’’.
Emma Quayle Recruiters repeat the same line before every single draft: that they're planning to take the 'best available player' with their pick.
Emma Quayle Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.