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 Nicky Winmar has a simple message for football fans who abuse players, 20 years after making his famous stance against racism in the AFL. Relax, enjoy yourselves and let the players play.
Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.
Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley praises all 22 of his players after win over Geelong.
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 Nicky Winmar will return to Victoria Park after agreeing to launch AFL's indigenous round.
Emma Quayle A shy Docker has found a new home, and his voice, at St Kilda.
Emma Quayle Melbourne's stand-in captain saw no concerning signs leading into defeat.
Emma Quayle There has been a 'just when you thought it couldn't get any worse' feel to Melbourne's season ever since it started two months ago.
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 Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle Surgery to remove a screw from Mitch Clark's foot went well, but he will still miss up to eight matches.
Emma Quayle Brent Harvey will play his first game of the season for North Melbourne next week.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne ends Port Adelaide's unbeaten start to the season.
Emma Quayle Paddy Ryder's three-match suspension has been served just in time for Essendon.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle Key forward adamant he will be back once he serves his two-week suspension.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney is doing things he hasn't done in a while and he looks happy doing them, which is good news for him and his Western Bulldogs.
Emma Quayle A Hawthorn supporter accused of racially abusing North Melbourne players on the weekend has been issued a penalty notice after being identified by Victoria Police.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.