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 AFL's determination to protect the 'integrity' of this year's finals series is behind its wish to have the Essendon doping scandal settled in August.
Samantha Lane AFL boss Andrew Demetriou confesses to mixed feelings on the matter.
Samantha Lane Mick Malthouse will add a freshly retired footballer to Carlton's coaching panel next season.
Samantha Lane Collingwood's intense two-day season review was 'affirming' says leadership consultant.
Samantha Lane At this unprecedented season climax, three of the four remaining teams - Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney - employ Leading Teams.
Samantha Lane The churn and burn in elite football coaching ranks remains extreme with warped work-life balance a significant problem across the industry, but there are some encouraging signs of change.
Samantha Lane Dale Thomas questions wisdom of Darren Jolly airing details of his strained past with Josh Fraser.
Samantha Lane Carlton luminaries put the heat on the club's administration to get the call on a new coach right.
Samantha Lane If Collingwood has resolved to give Travis Cloke the unconditional five-year deal he is seeking, it is yet to inform the star forward's manager.
Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.
Samantha Lane From 2015 onwards, Carlton wants to play eight home games at the MCG.
Samantha Lane Peta Searle fits the prototype of unlikely-looking revolutionary. Whippet-thin, 154 centimetres tall, welcoming and mild-mannered, she is waiting for a load of washing to finish and anticipating the...