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 Jack Watts has joined Mitch Clark on the sidelines at Melbourne, and will miss the next two or three matches with a strained hamstring.
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 Luke Mitchell will play his first game for Carlton in final-round match against St Kilda.
Emma Quayle As Blues coach Brett Ratten put it yesterday, both teams are approaching a T-intersection.
Emma Quayle Carlton closer to regaining its most important missing piece in weeks.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne barges past Carlton in fierce, five-team race for a top-eight spot.
Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.
Emma Quayle Carlton's improvement in defence is continuing, writes Emma Quayle.
Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.
Emma Quayle Beset by injuries, Carlton puts up a fight but loses narrowly to Saints.
Emma Quayle Richmond is set to introduce its top draft pick in the season opener for the fourth consecutive year.
Emma Quayle Josh Kelly would be attached to an AFL team already had things turned out differently.
Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.
Emma Quayle Eddie Betts' career got off to a flying start and he has a lot to look forward to in 2013.
Emma Quayle The AFL has allowed Kurt Tippett to remove himself from Adelaide's list and nominate for the pre-season draft with set financial terms.
Emma Quayle Adelaide has confessed to the AFL that it forged a secret arrangement to send Kurt Tippett to the club of his choice when it last re-signed him, a deal that could amount to draft tampering and see...
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle How the opening round of the 2012 national draft may pan out.
Emma Quayle There's some fine talent in Thursday's AFL draft, but while club needs and father-son selections will determine the final order our expert just picks the best players.
Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.