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.

Tigers commit to lead on gender issues

Samantha Lane Richmond will radically transform the way it recruits, promotes and looks in order to be the AFL leader on gender equity – eventually with an equal male/female staff mix – and become the...

AFL

Richmond Tigers AFL club leads way in affirmative action in sport study

Tigers pioneers: Peggy O’Neal and Brendon Gale.

Samantha Lane Richmond Football Club is leading a pioneering affirmative action project, with Australian Sports Commission and AFL backing, to investigate the real and perceived blocks to women reaching the...

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...

Tigers will no longer move 'home' games

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13:  Nathan Foley of the Tigers takes a mark during the round 16 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Gold Coast Suns at Cazaly's Stadium on July 13, 2013 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane Richmond, closing in on finals, boasting record membership and soon to be free of debt, say they will never again relocate home games for money.

AFL

Gale vows Tigers will play at MCG

Brendon Gale.

Samantha Lane Richmond, closing in on finals, says it will never again relocate home games for money.

Tigers, Blues keen to start all over again

Richmond

Samantha Lane Richmond may start 2014 against Carlton, which ended its 2013 campaign.

AFL committed to kicking gender imbalance into touch, says executive member Dorothy Hisgrove

Generic boardroom.

Samantha Lane The AFL executive steering industry-wide change to address the game’s relationship with women says the penny has finally dropped at league headquarters on the complex and historically vexed...

AFL

Blues have MCG victory

Carlton v Adelaide

Samantha Lane Carlton, soon to be released from an unpopular 10-year venue contract, appears to have pulled off its wish of playing more games at the MCG.

AFL

Brendon Gale says a woman could be next AFL CEO

Peggy O'Neal, Brendon Gale and Andrew Demetriou on Friday.

Samantha Lane Having committed Richmond to a groundbreaking project aimed at rectifying gender imbalance in sporting hierarchies, Tigers boss Brendon Gale says there is no reason why the next AFL chief executive...

Richmond women

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AFL

Richmond's board demands answers on club's poor form

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Samantha Lane The president of besieged Richmond says radical overhaul at the club would be pointless and, while sorely disappointed by a “temporary setback” on-field, has backed coach Damien Hardwick...

Richmond president plays it cool

Peggy O’Neal at Punt Road Oval on Friday.

Samantha Lane Peggy O'Neal will take to the pulpit on certain issues, but has no intention of proffering regular opinion on matters on which others are better qualified to present.

AFL

Tiger president happy to work in the background

Richmond club logo

Samantha Lane Unfazed by critics who say she's been largely silent while Richmond's season has plunged, Tigers president Peggy O'Neal says she will do her best work behind the scenes.

AFL

AFL commission and executive needs indigenous representation, says Richmond president

Richmond President Peggy O'Neal.

Samantha Lane Richmond pioneer president Peggy O'Neal is challenging football's hierarchy to appoint indigenous representatives to the AFL Commission and league executive.

Football

The luckiest man counts his blessings

Flying high: Swan Mitch Morton celebrates a second quarter goal.

Samantha Lane Mitch Morton finally achieves his life-long ambition of playing in a premiership team.

Blues keen on a Princes Park revival

Princess Park.

Samantha Lane Carlton wants to host matches for premiership points at its traditional Princes Park home again.

Anstey slam dunks ASADA testing

Chris Anstey

Samantha Lane Australian basketball great describes ASADA as inept, hapless, comical and money wasting.

AFL

Colless hits out at Tiger boss' claim

Sydney Swans chairman Richard Colless.

Samantha Lane Sydney chairman Richard Colless has lambasted his Richmond counterpart, Gary March, for the ''appalling'' act of forecasting that the reigning premiers are set to announce a financial loss, and...

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Carlton plays waiting game with Jamison

Samantha Lane Club says it's ''not impossible'' it would field best defender for opening home-and-away clash with Richmond.

Football

Peterson hopes for one more shot

Samantha Lane Carl Peterson says he's better set now for AFL than he was during his unfulfilled career.