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 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.
Emma Quayle The wounds of Brisbane’s recent youth exodus are continuing to heal, with another talented youngster extending his contract with the club.
Emma Quayle Brisbane exploring trade that could see Jarrad Grant continue his career in Queensland.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Brisbane Lions and St Kilda shape as major factors on the final day of the trading period.
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 Brisbane Lions have made a late pitch for Collingwood forward Chris Dawes.
Emma Quayle The Brisbane Lions will play Carlton in the NAB Cup final after over-running Collingwood.
Emma Quayle Brisbane will not lobby AFL to change location of Friday night's NAB Cup decider.
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.
Emma Quayle Defender has overcome lower back complaint that kept him out of Sydney game.
Emma Quayle If Collingwood was playing this weekend, we wouldn't be having this conversation.
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.
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.
Liam Mannix, Emma Quayle Rising stars discuss their peers, and the next crop of young stars.
Emma Quayle and Matt Murnane The future of Paddy Ryder could start becoming clearer in the next few days.
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.
Emma Quayle Jordon Bourke will become Brisbane's 10th debutant for the season.
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 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.
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.