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 Nicky Winmar has a simple message for football fans who abuse players, 20 years after making his famous stance against racism in the AFL. Relax, enjoy yourselves and let the players play.
Emma Quayle Nicky Winmar will return to Victoria Park after agreeing to launch AFL's indigenous round.
Emma Quayle A shy Docker has found a new home, and his voice, at St Kilda.
Emma Quayle Blues kick five final-quarter goals to almost deny Saints second win.
Emma Quayle Beset by injuries, Carlton puts up a fight but loses narrowly to Saints.
Emma Quayle Key forward adamant he will be back once he serves his two-week suspension.
Emma Quayle Grappling with doubt is a big challenge for injured players.
Emma Quayle Nick Dal Santo committed to playing for St Kilda next season and all but certain to do so.
Emma Quayle and Michael Gleeson Colin Sylvia could leave, with Melbourne losing the right to match any rival bid.
Emma Quayle Adam Cooney’s place in the Western Bulldogs’ round one team has been jeopardised by a minor knee infection that has hospitalised the midfielder this week.
Emma Quayle Mitch Clark and Jack Trengove may return to senior football via club's VFL affiliate.
Emma Quayle Jobe Watson will make his first appearance of the pre-season in Essendon's match against Richmond at Wangaratta on Saturday, provided his right knee stands up on the training track.
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 Nick Riewoldt has again been appointed to captain St Kilda for an eighth season.
Emma Quayle The truth is, drafting is getting harder. Numbers were down in last year's rookie draft and this time clubs made fewer than 30 'live' picks, following on from last month's shorter-than-usual national...
Emma Quayle and Jake Niall Kurt Tippett remains determined to clear his name at Friday's AFL Commission hearing.
Emma Quayle How the opening round of the 2012 national draft may pan out.
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 Injuries can put a question mark over even the brightest of draft prospects. Here are some recent examples.