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.

Pies, Lions to nominate Moore and Clayton as father-son selections

Emma Quayle The first pieces of the father-son puzzle have begun to slot into place, with Darcy Moore and Josh Clayton to be nominated by Collingwood and Brisbane.

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

Marco Paparone in action against North Melbourne's Sam Wright.

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.

The Darcy Moore dilemma for Collingwood

Darcy Moore takes a hanger. Source: Twitter

Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.

Is this year's Rising Star crop the most even ever?

No one at the Brisbane Lions thinks Lewis Taylor's season has as been bettered.

Emma Quayle There are few more subjective awards than the Rising Star, perhaps none that are based basically on which player which judge has liked best.

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With a little help, Lewis Taylor's star starts rising

No one at the Brisbane Lions thinks Lewis Taylor's season has as been bettered.

Emma Quayle You could fill this whole story with the reasons Lewy Taylor couldn't, shouldn't and was never going to get drafted, play every game in his debut season and win the Rising Star award.

The AFL's rising stars of 2014 answer the big questions

Zac Merrett.

Liam Mannix, Emma Quayle Rising stars discuss their peers, and the next crop of young stars.

Talks with Ryder and Thompson high on agenda

Mark Thompson made a plea to Paddy Ryder to stay at the club next year

Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane The future of Paddy Ryder could start becoming clearer in the next few days.

Melbourne to nominate Billy Stretch as father-son draftee

Melbourne has been impressed enough with what it has seen of Billy Stretch this season to put his name forward.

Emma Quayle Billy Stretch has become this year's third official father-son candidate, with Melbourne deciding to nominate the young wingman ahead of next month's bidding meeting.

New Lion Jordon Bourke to make a fitting debut

AIS-AFL Academy Under 18s footballer Jordan Bourke during a training session at Princes Park.
28 March 2012.
Picture by PAUL ROVERE / THE AGE

Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke will become Brisbane's 10th debutant for the season. 

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.

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.