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.

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Swans' Nick Malceski puts contract talks on hold

Jermemy Laidler, left, and Nick Malceski, right, of the Swans compete for the ball during the round 15 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

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.

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Why the Swans Academy is nothing to be scared of

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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.

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Adam Goodes closing on a return to Swans side

Adam Goodes

Emma Quayle Adam Goodes is closing on a return to the Sydney side, almost nine months after his last game.

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Andrew Dunkley's teenage son Josh hopes to join Swans

Andrew Dunkley during his playing days at Sydney

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.

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Hawks and Swans: master tradesmen

Lance Franklin collides with Lewis Roberts Thomson.

Emma Quayle It takes time to piece together a premiership side. It takes even more to keep it at the top.

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Giants and Swans set to pick and mix

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Swans offer Tippett $3.5m, 4-year deal

Kurt Tippett.

Emma Quayle Swans also offer Crow a conditional two-year extension for 2017 and 2018.

Bombers' drive eclipses Swans

Emma Quayle Bombers notch their first win of an almost invisible pre-season.

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Jobe Watson to learn more about his chances for a comeback this week

Essendon captain Jobe Watson.

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.

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AFL umpire Simon Meredith on the mend after major health scare

Simon Meredith with wife Leiza and son Hamish.

Emma Quayle Simon Meredith felt fine, when he flew to Sydney two weeks ago to umpire the Swans’ game against Port Adelaide.

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The next generation of AFL players set to strut their stuff

Angus Brayshaw.

Emma Quayle For the first time ever, the national under-18 championships have been played over six home-and-away rounds.

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Why Sydney won't be the only club to benefit from northern state academies

Isaac Heeney

Emma Quayle Sydney may not be the only club to benefit from its investment in the northern states’ academy system this year.

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Geelong hopeful Tom Lonergan will play against Sydney

You looking at me?: Sydney’s Lance Franklin is ready to take on Geelong for the first time as a Swan.

Emma Quayle Geelong will closely monitor Tom Lonergan’s recovery from a head knock in the next few days, with the club hopeful of playing its strongest possible side against a rested Sydney team, despite...

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Tall orders: where do the ruckmen come from?

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Emma Quayle When Brodie Grundy slipped to pick 18 in the AFL national draft two years ago not many recruiters could believe he had been left waiting that long, even those who had overlooked him.

Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey dies

Tom Hafey

Emma Quayle Legendary AFL coach Tom Hafey has died. He was aged 82.

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New faces in the mix for AFL's round one

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Emma Quayle  A team-by-team look at the fresh talent who may have an influence on your club's results this year.

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What if Joe Daniher had chosen Sydney?

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Emma Quayle Not even Joe Daniher's parents knew what he would do, when he jumped in the car after Christmas four years ago, heading from Temora back to Melbourne with his older brother Darcy.

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North Melbourne ruckman Daniel Currie's seven-year itch

Daniel Currie is now a more physical player than he was when he left Sydney.

Emma Quayle Todd Goldstein's shoulder is bruised, not broken. It is good news for North Melbourne, and that will make Daniel Currie happy.

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Watts to line up for Melbourne in Sunday's game against West Coast

Jack Watts.

Emma Quayle Melbourne's injury woes have not stretched to Jack Watts, with the midfielder-in-the-making named to play in Sunday's match against West Coast.

Daniel Currie debuts for North Melbourne after an eight-year wait

Emma Quayle More than eight years after he was first drafted, Daniel Currie will play his first AFL game for North Melbourne on Sunday.