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 Port Adelaide has emerged as a potential new home for delisted Essendon player Brent Prismall, who has joined the club for pre-season training.
Emma Quayle Geelong will continue to expose its next generation of centre-square players to excellent opposition, despite coach Chris Scott's belief that his side needs to quickly improve that part of its game.
Emma Quayle Geelong's start will enable club to rest players through the tough middle part of the season.
Emma Quayle Brent Harvey will play his first game of the season for North Melbourne next week.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne ends Port Adelaide's unbeaten start to the season.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle Richmond is set to introduce its top draft pick in the season opener for the fourth consecutive year.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
Emma Quayle AFL teams on a significantly less even playing field than American counterparts, research says.
Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.
Emma Quayle Brodie Grundy couldn't kick when Sam Mayes first met him, two-and-a-bit years ago.
Emma Quayle How the opening round of the 2012 national draft may pan out.
Emma Quayle EVERY AFL club has spent more than two years waiting for Lachie Whitfield to become old enough. Whitfield's long wait ended too, the teenager on his way to Greater Western Sydney as the No.
Emma Quayle What happens to players from now on is more important than anything they have done so far.
Emma Quayle Every AFL club has spent more than two years waiting for Lachie Whitfield to become old enough.
Emma Quayle All that you need to know about the clubs and the players up for grabs in the draft.
Emma Quayle There's some fine talent in Thursday's AFL draft, but while club needs and father-son selections will determine the final order our expert just picks the best players.
Emma Quayle Fewer than 30 rookies could be drafted this year, the least in the history of the draft.
Emma Quayle Richard Tambling's spot on the Adelaide list is safe, but one of Kurt Tippett's contracted former teammates will be cut, following his decision to nominate for the preseason draft.
Michael Gleeson, Jake Niall and Emma Quayle Geelong has already set itself the goal of reaching the top four in 2013.