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 Hawthorn will play Sydney in next week's grand final for a shot at its 12th premiership and second set of back-to-back flags, in the most dramatic possible reunion with former star forward Lance...
Emma Quayle Hawthorn's players understand exactly what Lance Franklin is capable of producing in this week's grand final but will suffer if they concentrate too heavily on their former star forward, says...
Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.
Emma Quayle If you thought Ryan Schoenmakers looked glad to be back, you were right: he hadn't played in a year.
Emma Quayle Jarryd Roughead’s dented pride helped propel him to one of his best-ever matches for a more settled and better prepared Hawthorn side on Saturday, with the forward kicking eight goals in the...
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.
Emma Quayle Josh Gibson expects team to share goal-scoring responsibilities as evenly as it did this year.
Emma Quayle Two rookies are among those being considered to fill the seven vacancies from the team that won the 2013 premiership.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn heads into midseason break with ninth win and confidence in depth.
Emma Quayle Ladder leader Hawthorn may enter this year's finals series off a shorter break than rest of top eight.
Emma Quayle Never wanting to get too comfortable, Damien Hardwick wants to try new tactics against the Hawks.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the best way to combat Adelaide star Taylor Walker in Saturday's AFL preliminary final is to cut off his supply.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.
Emma Quayle The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.
Emma Quayle The moments that mattered in the season decider.
Emma Quayle Chris Langford watches his son play football before he takes in what Hawthorn is doing.
Emma Quayle Cyril Rioli wants and feels ready to play for Hawthorn in Saturday's grand final, with the club facing an enormous decision on whether to slot the brilliant forward back into the side after three...
Emma Quayle Steve Johnson will spend the next week trying to convince Geelong's medical and coaching teams that he can get his injured foot through at least one more final.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn’s players have not given up on a top-two finish, but are acutely aware of their need to limit their opposition to lower scores in the final stretch of the season.