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Sam Lane

Sam Lane is a multi award-winning journalist and author. Samantha's unique experience and reach across mainstream and social media platforms sees her as a member of the Seven Network’s Australian Football League television broadcast team. In 2018 Sam won the prize for Best Reporting of Women’s Sport from pre-eminent sport-health body, VicHealth.

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Testimonials for Sam Lane

Samantha shared her personal experiences with the audience whilst showing that one can achieve their dreams with persistence and taking a gamble. She was very well received by all at the event.

Gippsland Event Management

 

Sam was FABULOUS! She is media trained, young, enthusiastic and excellent to work with. Sam was extremely professional and sensitive to the nature of the evening. Sam provided flawless MC duties on the night as well as facilitated the Thought Leaders Panel with style. Red Letter Management would not hesitate to recommend Sam for any future events.

Red Letter Management

 

She was absolutely lovely and extremely professional. She had thoroughly researched the content, was well prepared and genuinely engaged and interested. You never quite know what high-profile speakers are going to be like until you meet them personally. Sam was incredibly down to earth and asked all the right questions. She was so polite and stuck around to chat to the guests. I've had nothing but amazing feedback on Sam, she was the perfect fit for our event and I truly hope to work with her again in the future.

The Launch Box

 

I’d just like to let you know how yesterday’s Toccolan Footy Lunch at the MCC Members Dining Room went with Sam. Sam was an absolute delight to work with. She arrived early, was well prepared and……  my god, even a folder with notes! I was impressed at her level of preparation. Sam was very professional the whole time. She was engaging, energetic and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for her. Often in these types of events, we end up flying by the seat of our pants as the event unfolds, but this didn’t faze Sam, who accommodated our every request and whim.

Toccolan Football Club

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Sam Lane's Biography

Sam Lane is a multi award-winning journalist and author. Samantha's unique experience and reach across mainstream and social media platforms sees her as a member of the Seven Network’s Australian Football League television broadcast team. She also holds her own sitting beside some of Australia’s best known comics on Network Ten’s top rating AFL show Before the Game.

 

Her first book, ROAR, is an unparalleled piece of journalism telling of the culture transformation generated by the new AFL women’s league. Sam’s pioneering coverage of the competition gave her a front-row seat to history.

 

Sam is a pre-match show co-host and boundary rider for Channel 7 on AFLW games and she has been engaged nationally to speak about the phenomenon since ROAR’s 2018 release. She has also been a Channel 7 regular on television broadcasts of the men’s AFL competition, having joined the network’s Saturday Night Footy team in 2013.

 

A two-time Quill winner from the Melbourne Press Club, Sam’s reporting on the AFL and National Rugby League’s doping scandals was part of a Fairfax team entry that won a Walkley award.

The Australian Sports Commission (now Sport Australia), AFL Coaches’ Association and AFL Players’ Association have also recognised her work, while her ground-breaking investigations into the issue of concussion in football led to two VicSport awards.

 

In 2018 Sam won the prize for Best Reporting of Women’s Sport from pre-eminent sport-health body, VicHealth.

 

Also specialising in cycling and global sporting politics, Sam covered three Summer Olympic Games for Fairfax Media, writing for Melbourne’s Age newspaper over 12 years. She was The Age’s Olympics Reporter for London’s 2012 Games, her writing and digital work running across all national mastheads and online platforms in the Fairfax syndicate.

 

Sam has covered the Tour de France on three occasions and she broadcast from the track and road for Channel 7 on the network’s record-breaking 2018 Commonwealth Games coverage.

 

As keynote speaker, master of ceremonies, conference moderator and ambassador, Sam works for top corporates, boutique businesses, and in community settings, with a professional range reflective of her broad personal interests. Clients in 2018 included the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Australia Bank, AirSpace Australia, David Jones, Swimming Australia and Leisure Networks Australia.

 

Sam spent ten seasons with Channel 10’s cult AFL panel show, Before the Game, working with a team of Australia’s best-known comics. She was memorable on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s popular Agony Aunts and Agony of Manners series and in 2018 became a regular on Channel Seven’s flagship weekend breakfast program, Weekend Sunrise. Her radio experience includes regular programs for ABC 774 and ABC Grandstand, SEN 1116 and Melbourne’s 3RRR.

 

A past member of the advisory committee to the board of netball’s Melbourne Vixens, Sam was a founding committee member for Stand Up Events. She was an inaugural ambassador for the Basil Sellers Art Prize and has represented Beyond Blue and FightMND.

Speaking Topics Include

Sport in Australia

Women in sport in Australia and globally

Women in media in sport, Australia and globally

Birth of AFL women's league

Gender equality

Culture change / Male and female champion of change