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Emma Quayle Sydney would have completely withdrawn from the national draft and started recruiting exclusively from New South Wales under a radical proposal put to the AFL.
Emma Quayle The Western Bulldogs were six goals down, but doing their best to get back into a game that already looked lost. Jake Stringer kicked a goal from just inside the 50-metre line.
Emma Quayle Sydney has almost sewn up top spot on the ladder after a big win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday, but the Swans are unlikely to prepare for the start of their finals campaign by deliberately...
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.
Emma Quayle Sydney Swans defender Nick Malceski has put off contract talks with the club until the end of the season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.
Emma Quayle Josh Dunkley would love to play for Sydney, if he does enough in the next 18 months to convince the club to take him on.
Emma Quayle Adam Goodes is closing on a return to the Sydney side, almost nine months after his last game.
Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.
Emma Quayle SYDNEY SWANS
Emma Quayle Swans also offer Crow a conditional two-year extension for 2017 and 2018.
Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.
Emma Quayle North Melbourne's defenders have more than just Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett to worry about, says backman Nathan Grima.
Emma Quayle Sydney defender Alex Johnson is facing yet another huge challenge to resume his promising AFL career, with a fourth knee reconstruction looming.
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 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 Chicago born Jason Holmes knew nothing about Australian Rules football when he was first asked to have a go.
Emma Quayle Nick Malceski will consider offers from up to four clubs before deciding where to continue his 10-year career.
Emma Quayle An appointment with his surgeon this week will tell Jobe Watson more about whether or when he will return to the Essendon line-up this year.
Emma Quayle For the first time ever, the national under-18 championships have been played over six home-and-away rounds.
Emma Quayle Simon Meredith felt fine, when he flew to Sydney two weeks ago to umpire the Swans’ game against Port Adelaide.