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 A meeting with a Melbourne shoulder specialist will help Gary Ablett and Gold Coast decide whether to get the champion back into the side this season or send him for season-ending surgery.
Emma Quayle The first time Paul Roos rang, Dom Tyson didn’t see too much point in calling back.
Emma Quayle Brownlow votes can surprise the best judges, but these definite three-vote performances are no long-shots.
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 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 Brett Deledio wants to be a leader at Tigerland even after missing out on the captaincy.
Emma Quayle There was a party at Trent Cotchin's place on the day he was drafted, six years ago.
Emma Quayle A Richmond premiership in the next few years would prompt Trent Cotchin to consider retirement, even if only in his mid-20s.
Emma Quayle Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson and runner-up Trent Cotchin have both completed new deals to stay at their clubs.
Emma Quayle TIgers smash the Dogs by 60 points to consolidate position in the eight.
Emma Quayle Richmond's 64-point win can be described as mature, composed, controlled.
Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...
Emma Quayle Dustin Martin not the only person at Richmond looking forward to start of season.
Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Richmond star's first significant hitout of the pre-season cut short.
Emma Quayle Kangaroos name first-round NAB Cup squad well placed to attack pre-season games.