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

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

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...

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

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...

Richmond women

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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...

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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Anstey slam dunks ASADA testing

Chris Anstey

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

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.

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.