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.

Matthew Pavlich to be monitored after being concussed against Carlton

Matthew Pavlich clashes with Saint Sean Dempster.

Samantha Lane After sustaining two head knocks in a fortnight, Matthew Pavlich will have the concussion he suffered against Carlton closely monitored before a ruling is made on whether he’s fit to face...

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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.

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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.

AFL

Lyon-sized skill gets Dockers onto game's biggest stage

Past Fremantle players

Samantha Lane On the eve of a historic grand final former Fremantle players reflect on the former years.

AFL

Tigers get Grange's golden touch

Pippa Grange

Samantha Lane The woman leading Swimming Australia through its culture crisis, Dr Pippa Grange, has started working at Richmond with a charter to instil premiership-winning characteristics in the success-starved...

AFL

Kosi wants to fly one more time

Saint's haven: Justin Koschitzke in his shed complete with St Kilda locker.

Samantha Lane Justin Koschitzke is hoping to finish his AFL career with an unbridled celebration.

Harvey weighs in on Crowley

Ryan Crowley

Samantha Lane Ryan Crowley's negative game-day tactics have been scrutinised again.

AFL

Saints send Hutchison packing

Greg Hutchison.

Samantha Lane The AFL's extraordinary turnover of club football operations bosses continues.