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

Dees get their man and start hunt for a long-term coach

Jon Pierik and Samantha Lane Melbourne takes unique step of beginning to search for its future senior coach.

AFL

Demon Roos to hit the ground running

Paul Roos

Samantha Lane Paul Roos is the new coach of troubled AFL club Melbourne, agreeing to a two-year deal on Friday.

AFL

Magpies players and coaches 'aligned': McLean

Ray McLean.

Samantha Lane Collingwood's intense two-day season review was 'affirming' says leadership consultant.

AFL

Buying into the philosophy: a leadership approach

Leading Teams.

Samantha Lane At this unprecedented season climax, three of the four remaining teams - Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney - employ Leading Teams.

AFL

Sydney backed on Dew decision

Stuart Dew.

Samantha Lane AFL Coaches Association boss underlines Sydney's right to insist that Stuart Dew remains a Swans coach unless Melbourne offers him a clear promotion.

AFL

Burnout the big worry for coaches

Danny Frawley.

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

The long haul

Ted Richards.

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

Football

Chance to test the impact footy has on the brain

The league hopes the study will conclude that elite footballers are no more susceptible to cognitive disorder later in life due to concussion.

Samantha Lane The impact that AFL football has on players' brain function will be revealed in an unprecedented study involving up to 130 retirees.

Inside Lane

Revolution now

Peta Searle with her children Tessa (right) and Jackson

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...