From the 1912 Round 1 Football Record:- Much is expected by Melbourne barrackers from W. Lane. He hails from Ballarat and Adelaide, and is a very fine high mark and powerful kickist. Lane is over 6 ft. in height, and is equipped with a fine turn of pace. He can turn quickly, so here is a contradiction of the saying, " It's a long lane that has no turning."
Team photo of the 1911 SAFL side West Adelaide who won that years Championship of Australia.
BACK ROW - J.F McCarthy, W Mills, L Smith
THIRD ROW - G Oakley, W A'Court, T Moore, T Lane, W Slattery, J Moy
SECOND ROW - Alec Conlin, J.J McCarthy, H.R Head (V.C), J Dailey (Capt.), W Dowling, J.J Baker, Art Conlin
FRONT ROW - B Hele, R Stearnes, V.V Conlin
COACH & CAPTAIN: J.B Dailey
A few seasons ago a Ballarat team visited Broken Hill. A conspicuous figure in the ranks of the visitors was a tall sturdy player named Lane, who was recruited from tho South Yarra club, a junior team in Melbourne. Lane, who gives his height as 6ft. 6in. now plays on the forward line for the Melbourne team in the Victorian league.