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 Pioneer football coach Peta Searle and the man who helped her break a glass ceiling, Gary Ayres, do not doubt that women will join AFL coaching ranks.
Samantha Lane The Lions pocketed $142,000 for their efforts on Friday night but would have been better off in 2008.
Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.
Samantha Lane Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.
Samantha Lane Strength scientist in the running to be named football's woman of the year today.
Samantha Lane Publicly, Sydney's All-Australian defender Ted Richards brushed off his ankle injury in the days before the grand final.
Samantha Lane Adam Goodes' logic-defying pain threshold acclaimed by Sydney doctor who, after treating many a wounded Swan over 15 years, remains gobsmacked by the co-captain's grand final heroics.
Samantha Lane In the high emotion of a premiership aftermath, the truth so often pours out. Particularly when it has been concealed, or even denied, in the days before.
Samantha Lane Previously banned technique is now routinely employed to accelerate recovery.
Samantha Lane Brent Guerra is taking the extreme measure of injecting blood into his injured hamstring.
Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.
Samantha Lane Amy Burgoyne - Wife of Shaun and mother of Ky, 6, Percy, 3, and Leni, 6 weeks.
Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.