Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

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.

AFL

Bombers take to Twitter to stand by James Hird

James Hird, coach of the Essendon Football Club leaving home the morning after  the Dean Robinson television interview.

Samantha Lane Essendon players have thrown their support behind embattled coach James Hird, taking to social media to present a united front against the latest attack on the club legend.

Samantha Lane

The long haul

Ted Richards.

Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.