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 AFL and NRL medical chiefs will meet representatives of America’s National Football League, the US National Hockey League, FIFA and the International Equestrian Federation as part of a global,...
Samantha Lane The AFL has condemned a homophobic slur by one of Port Adelaide’s corporate sponsors, but the league’s offer of counselling with a prominent activist has been deemed unnecessary by the...
Samantha Lane In a left-field AFL first revealing St Kilda’s commitment to cementing itself in New Zealand, the club has appointed an internationally based director to its board.
Samantha Lane Australian football retirees concerned by the potentially dire after-effects of concussion have responded in droves to a landmark study - set to involve fully-funded brain scans - for the code.
Samantha Lane A speech by the AFL's chief medical officer is just the latest grievance held by the AFL Players Association over the league's handling of the Essendon drugs investigation.
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 Making history as a woman in football, Peta Searle has been recruited by St Kilda as a development coach.
Samantha Lane Weighing up his future at the AFL Players Association after missing out on the CEO’s job, Ian Prendergast will not formally discuss his transition with the organisation’s hierarchy until...
Samantha Lane and Jane Lee Essendon and its outcast senior coach, James Hird, are combining forces in a stunning Federal Court appeal of the drugs investigation conducted jointly by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority...
Samantha Lane An AFL Commission-led review of how the code's administration dealt with the Essendon doping probe has been savaged by lawyers who represented James Hird through the scandal.
Samantha Lane Testifying before a Senate estimates committee hearing on Wednesday, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's outgoing chief declared at an end the first phase of an investigation that has...
Samantha Lane Former Richmond player Joel Bowden has confirmed his interest in returning to the AFL Players Association after chief executive Matt Finnis accepted the CEO role at St Kilda.
Samantha Lane AFL coaches are experiencing such high levels of stress in their increasingly demanding jobs that some suffer insomnia and feel physically ill, an unprecedented study has found.
Samantha Lane They are the main men at an AFL club: high-profile, all-powerful, but a new study reveals there is another side to the story.
Samantha Lane The increased use of psychologists and other related services by former AFL players has been interpreted as an indication that today's footballers will cope better in retirement than their forebears.
Samantha Lane Having committed Richmond to a groundbreaking project aimed at rectifying gender imbalance in sporting hierarchies, Tigers boss Brendon Gale says there is no reason why the next AFL chief executive...
Samantha Lane Richmond Football Club is leading a pioneering affirmative action project, with Australian Sports Commission and AFL backing, to investigate the real and perceived blocks to women reaching the...
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 The World Anti-Doping Agency's former president, John Fahey, says he believes there is now "sufficient information" for infraction notices to be issued "against a number of people" involved in...