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.
Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle St Kilda boldly traded ruck Ben McEvoy as part of a move that will see it end up with three draft picks inside the top 20 and recruit another mature ruckman such as Darren Jolly.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.
Compiled by Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson It has taken three weeks but the AFL free agency and trade period has finally ended. Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson examine which clubs 'won' and which didn't.
Emma Quayle Draft expert Emma Quayle looks at the strengths and weaknesses of every AFL club.
Emma Quayle Geelong withstands a St Kilda comeback to confirm another finals campaign.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle Lachie Keeffe switched from soccer midfielder to AFL-listed player easily.
Emma Quayle Geelong holds on to record a narrow win over the Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle When a great team isn't travelling quite as well as it once did, questions come thick and fast.
Emma Quayle Life's not bad as a 20-game premiership player ... now comes the hard part, making a career.