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

AFL to call Demons' doctor over Dank link

Stephen Dank.

Samantha Lane Melbourne's doctor and other officials will be called before the AFL following claims the club had a relationship with the man at the centre of the Australian sport anti-doping investigation.

AFL

Demons' doctor stands down

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Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Dan Bates stands down following revelations that he had worked with controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.

Angels and Demons

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Samantha Lane Cameron Butler has seen Melbourne Football Club players, coaches and staff through the best and worst of times.

AFL

AFL slams Port Adelaide sponsor Greg Evangelou's homophobic slur

One of Port Adelaide's sponsors has been embroiled in a controversy over homophobic comments.

Samantha Lane The AFL has condemned a homophobic slur by one of Port Adelaide’s corporate sponsors, but the league’s offer of counselling with a prominent activist has been deemed unnecessary by the...

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

Peta Searle gives up coaching dream

Peta Searle

Samantha Lane Seven years ago, a high school teacher walked away from her job and applied for a pension. A single mother of two, Peta Searle was on a calculated but unchartered mission.

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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.

AFL

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

Paul Roos

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

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

AFL

Crisis, what crisis?

Don McLardy and Mark Neeld.

Samantha Lane Melbourne president Don McLardy has set a mid-year marker to review the club's on-field performance, describing an imminent meeting with Greater Western Sydney - when pressure will mount on embattled...

AFL

Andrew Demetriou threatened over drug crisis

Andrew Demetriou.

Samantha Lane AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has revealed he has received serious threats during the drugs crisis engulfing the game.

AFL

Milne 'likely' to play before case resolved: Demetriou

Stephen Milne

Samantha Lane AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has said it is "highly likely" that Stephen Milne will resume playing for St Kilda before his rape charges are resolved.

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.

Football

'Circle of trust' may claim Mifsud

Jason Mifsud

Jon Pierik and Samantha Lane Former footballer Ronnie Burns says Mifsud may not have a choice other than to step down.