Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.
Samantha Lane Making history as a woman in football, Peta Searle has been recruited by St Kilda as a development coach.
Samantha Lane The search for the AFL Players’ Association’s new boss has narrowed with short-listed candidates including former Netball Victoria chief executive Leigh Russell, and an Australian...
Samantha Lane Richmond pioneer president Peggy O'Neal is challenging football's hierarchy to appoint indigenous representatives to the AFL Commission and league executive.
Samantha Lane Senator Kate Lundy, the Federal minister who helped orchestrate the infamous media conference that exposed criminality and drug use in sport, has broken her silence on the much-criticised events of...
Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane In a profound mid-season leadership overhaul for Carlton, Greg Swann is set to stand down as club CEO next month, on Stephen Kernahan’s final day as president.
Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Carlton chief executive Greg Swann has resigned and will leave the club in the middle of June alongside outgoing president Stephen Kernahan.
Samantha Lane 'To this day I’m not quite sure whether Stephen Dank is a sport scientist', says outgoing AFL CEO.
Samantha Lane Peggy O'Neal will take to the pulpit on certain issues, but has no intention of proffering regular opinion on matters on which others are better qualified to present.
Samantha Lane Unfazed by critics who say she's been largely silent while Richmond's season has plunged, Tigers president Peggy O'Neal says she will do her best work behind the scenes.
Samantha Lane Outgoing AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou will join an expert panel at an unprecedented integrity forum for Australian sports bosses.
Samantha Lane The president of besieged Richmond says radical overhaul at the club would be pointless and, while sorely disappointed by a “temporary setback” on-field, has backed coach Damien Hardwick...
Samantha Lane The AFL has committed to funding an unlimited number of brain scans for retired footballers.
Samantha Lane A million-dollar budget cut and imminent reduction in staff at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority will have no impact on the ongoing AFL and NRL drug investigations, according to Minister...
Samantha Lane Unlike Stephen Dank, Dean Robinson has not received a show-cause notice from the national sports anti-doping agency for his involvement in the Essendon saga.
Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...
Samantha Lane The Western Bulldogs have struck a fresh, and more favourable, multi-million-dollar deal with their major sponsor in what the club has termed a “major coup”.
Samantha Lane Four-time premiership coach David Parkin has identified a "complicated, social, psychological attitude" he says has inhibited the rise of women in the AFL.
Samantha Lane The story of how Gillon McLachlan made his first dollar does nothing for the perception that he has led a silver-spoon existence.
Samantha Lane Gillon McLachlan, the AFL's incoming chief executive, has promised to lead a more diverse, female-friendly organisation than his predecessors.
Samantha Lane Seven years ago, a high school teacher walked away from her job and applied for a pension. A single mother of two, Peta Searle was on a calculated but unchartered mission.