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 Richmond is set to introduce its top draft pick in the season opener for the fourth consecutive year.
Emma Quayle Mitch Robinson became the first player to test the AFL's new concussion procedures, as Richmond reversed its poor recent starts against the Blues, survived a late Carlton challenge and opened their...
Emma Quayle, Wangaratta What a difference a year makes. This time last year the Wangaratta Showgrounds were underwater.
Emma Quayle THIS was Richmond, but a not-just-yet version. There was no Trent Cotchin, no Brett Deledio, no Ivan Maric, and Jack Riewoldt had flown home with the flu.
Emma Quayle Richmond turns patchy start into a substantial lead, then a comfortable win, despite not putting the woeful Bombers away.
Emma Quayle Carlton moves within one win of the top eight with a heart-stopping four-point victory.
Emma Quayle Nicky Winmar will return to Victoria Park after agreeing to launch AFL's indigenous round.
Adam Cooper and Emma Quayle Koby Stevens will have further tests ahead of round-one clash against Brisbane.
Emma Quayle Dustin Martin not the only person at Richmond looking forward to start of season.
Emma Quayle Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has told his players they have the chance to build some rare early-season momentum, after the Tigers held off Carlton to win their first round match by five points.
Emma Quayle David Astbury's comeback from a knee injury has been halted by a foot injury.
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.
Emma Quayle Lance Franklin's eventful week has continued, with Hawthorn's uncontracted forward to miss Friday night's All-Stars match with a calf injury.
Emma Quayle ''Rookies'' by definition are new and untried: it's time for a name change.
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 and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn feels the brunt of the AFL's first free agency period, losing Clinton Young.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
Emma Quayle Angus Monfries' move to Port Adelaide may come via a trade rather than free agency.