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 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 Jordan Murdoch was not sure what to think when he was drafted to Geelong late last year.
Emma Quayle Geelong's premiership defence ends in stunning fashion against Fremantle.
Emma Quayle Andrew Mackie had plenty of words to describe what happened to Geelong.
Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke has no idea where he will launch his AFL career but knows it will not be at Geelong, after the club opted against nominating the son of former captain Damian as a father-son draftee.
Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.
Emma Quayle The Geelong of old resurfaces, setting up a crucial win over Essendon with a brilliant opening 15 minutes.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.
Emma Quayle Geelong deny Hawthorn for the ninth consecutive time in an extraordinary after-the-siren finish.
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 Geelong optimistic that Travis Varcoe's return from foot injury will continue against Sydney.
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 Geelong may lose its next talented prospect to the Gold Coast.
Emma Quayle A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.
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 Our resident expert on the AFL draft, Emma Quayle, predicts how the opening round may pan out.