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

Retired footballers to get free brain scans

Samantha Lane The AFL has committed to funding an unlimited number of brain scans for retired footballers.

AFL

Players' association calls for 'cultural shift' on concussion

Past players will be surveyed and, if any issues emerge that may be related to concussion, they will be referred to a variety of experts.

Samantha Lane Ever concerned about the potentially devastating long-term effects of concussion, the AFL Players Association is urging a profound 'cultural shift' in how footballers measure toughness among...

AFL players 'at high risk of brain damage'

Jordan Lewis of the Hawks is treated by medical staff  after clashing with Jarrod Harbrow of the Bulldogs during the round three AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Hawthorn Hawks at Etihad Stadium on April 11, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Samantha Lane The American concussion expert who met with an AFL Players' Association boss last month has described Australian rules as a sport with a ''very high risk for brain trauma'' and says it would be...

AFL

US concussion study may not apply to AFL: doctor

Dr Hugh Seward says the concussion study may not apply to AFL.

Samantha Lane An AFL Medical Officers Association boss objects to the assertion of a Boston University expert that it would be 'naive' to think Australian footballers aren't suffering the same degenerative brain...