Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle

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.

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Brisbane Lions re-sign Marco Paparone as youth policy pays off

Emma Quayle The wounds of Brisbane’s recent youth exodus are continuing to heal, with another talented youngster extending his contract with the club.

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Lions weigh up trade for Dogs' Grant

Jarrad Grant.

Emma Quayle Brisbane exploring trade that could see Jarrad Grant continue his career in Queensland.

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West to head north as Lions restore some pride

Trent West.

Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.

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Caddy shacks up with Cats, Moloney to Lions

Josh Caddy.

Emma Quayle Geelong and Gold Coast have all but completed a deal that will see Josh Caddy play for the Cats next year.

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Lions make late bid for popular Pie

Chris Dawes

Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.

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Lions put paid to Pies

Claws on: Lion Rohan Bewick wraps up Collingwood defender Nathan Brown.

Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions will play Carlton in the NAB Cup final after over-running Collingwood.

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Lions look for a final silver lining

Michael Voss.

Emma Quayle Brisbane will not lobby AFL to change location of Friday night's NAB Cup decider.

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Lions push for games in Melbourne

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Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions, incensed at losing their right to host the NAB Cup grand final in Queensland, are simultaneously pushing the AFL to schedule more of the club's home-and-away games in Melbourne.

Magpie defender Shaw on track to return against Lions

Heath Shaw

Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.

No change to father-son bidding system for 2014

Darcy Moore may get to Collingwood for a bargain price.

Emma Quayle Sydney will be able to draft highly rated midfielder Isaac Heeney with a late first-round pick, with the AFL not ready to introduce its revamped bidding system.

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Swans had plan to pull out of draft

The league has been examining a system that would see each draft pick assigned a points value.

Emma Quayle Sydney would have completely withdrawn from the national draft and started recruiting exclusively from New South Wales under a radical proposal put to the AFL.

Why the Hawks don't like Mundy or Pav after loss in west

Dominant: David Mundy of the Dockers attempts to break away from  Ryan Schoenmakers of the Hawks.

Brad Elborough and Emma Quayle Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson upbeat despite the Hawks relinquishing a place in the top two of the ladder.

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Why the Swans Academy is nothing to be scared of

Emma Quayle dinkus

Emma Quayle Eddie McGuire is not the only person to have begun grumbling about how blessed Sydney is to have Isaac Heeney on the way as a first-round draft pick.

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The unusual suspects helping the Western Bulldogs get better

Bob Murphy and Brendan McCartney at a media conference last week.

Emma Quayle Brendan McCartney knew why his Western Bulldogs had lost to Brisbane Lions, but he didn’t want to tell the players where and why they had gone wrong.

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The teenager who chose footy over video games

Matthew Uebergang

Emma Quayle Matthew Uebergang had a decision to make. But he didn’t choose football ahead of basketball, soccer or any of the other sports that like to get their mitts on tall, quick and athletic...

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Why Sydney won't be the only club to benefit from northern state academies

Isaac Heeney

Emma Quayle Sydney may not be the only club to benefit from its investment in the northern states’ academy system this year.

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Midfielders pushing up the order as the 2014 draft pool starts to take shape

Hands on AFL football

Emma Quayle When the new-look national championships began, the thinking was that the first part of this year's draft would be filled with tall players, and options at either end.

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Who wants to be the No. 1 draft pick?

Peter Wright stretches for a mark against Vic Country last month. He missed the game on Sunday.

Emma Quayle The new under-18 competition is halfway through, and has raised more questions than it has answered about the pointy end of this year’s draft..

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

For 25 years, Josh Clayton's father has drafted teenagers to AFL clubs. This year he hopes it's his turn.

Josh Clayton.

Emma Quayle When Josh Clayton was 15, he went to watch South Australia play in the under-18 championships. He sat with his father, who wanted to know which player he liked best, and choose a kid called Sam Mayes.