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 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 The Hawks are starting to soar but coach Alastair Clarkson is remaining wary.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin shines as Hawthorn gets the better of Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Collingwood shows that the spark remains as it ends Geelong's unbeaten run.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne ends Port Adelaide's unbeaten start to the season.
Emma Quayle Brian Lake joined Hawthorn hoping to make it through two seasons before playing his last game.
Emma Quayle Kurt Heatherley will become one of the AFL's best-travelled players, if and when he wears his Hawthorn jumper for the first time.
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 Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.
Emma Quayle and Will Brodie Hawthorn planning to redraft injured veteran in the pre-season draft.
Emma Quayle Collingwood forward Chris Dawes has requested a trade to Melbourne.
Emma Quayle Preventing Adelaide's forward line from kicking their side into next week's grand final depends largely on one thing, said Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson yesterday: winning the midfield battle.
Emma Quayle Hawthorn will next week play Sydney for its first premiership since 2008, after overcoming an inaccurate start and a nervous finish to beat Adelaide by five points.
Emma Quayle At one stage, Norm Smith medallist Ryan O'Keefe had considered leaving the Swans. He's glad he didn't.