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 The first AFL-sanctioned women's match has been declared a resounding success with the movement now set to receive unprecedented league support after winning a host of powerful new fans.
Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.
Samantha Lane Carlton wants to host matches for premiership points at its traditional Princes Park home again.
Samantha Lane Dean Rioli has excused Eddie McGuire in the fallout of his King Kong racial slur about Adam Goodes.