Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik An investigation into alleged breaches of health and safety at 10 AFL clubs has slowed as the Victorian WorkCover Authority awaits a decision by the Federal Court into the Essendon supplements probe.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn maintains key defender Brian Lake has only corked his right hip and will be available to play in the Hawks' qualifying final next weekend.
Jon Pierik As coach Nathan Buckley revealed the Magpies' long injury list may have been as a result of training players "to the edge and potentially over the top", the Collingwood faithful will have a chance to...
Jon Pierik AFL commissioner Kim Williams has declared the league conducted the investigation into the Essendon supplements scandal "responsibly and professionally", and has taken aim at how the former Labor...
Jon Pierik Collingwood continues to face a fight to retain Tyson Goldsack, with Port Adelaide honing in on the talented forward.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne defender Lachie Hansen says Jarrad Waite would be welcome at Arden St if he decided to leave Carlton.
Matt Murnane, Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has vowed to approach Friday's blockbuster against Collingwood as a full dress rehearsal for finals, underlining how crucial it is to take winning form into September.
Jon Pierik Documents released by the Federal Court have reinforced the determination of the AFL to use the interim Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority report to punish Essendon over its supplements program.
Jon Pierik He does not have any proof but Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Dane Swan could have been an unwitting victim of a "game" prominent underworld figure Toby Mitchell is playing.
Jon Pierik While Luke Ball believes he has enough "competitive juice" to play on next season, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said a decision on the future of the veteran midfielder will be made in the "cold,...
Jon Pierik Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg has been quick to act at his new club, adopting a "fan-friendly" philosophy and investigating whether this year's heritage guernsey should become the permanent...
Jon Pierik Mediation talks between Essendon and its former fitness chief Dean Robinson have been delayed for another three weeks.
Jon Pierik 3AW Football has regained lost ground and emerged as a ratings winner, as most of its callers and expert commentators seek to renegotiate new contracts.
Jon Pierik Channel Ten has signalled its interest in bidding for the next AFL broadcast rights, even if the AFL decides it wants a 10-year agreement.
Jon Pierik An already storied club rivalry could be set for another grand chapter with Collingwood firmly in the mix as Mick Malthouse's opponent when he breaks Jock McHale's record for most games as an VFL-AFL...
Jon Pierik While North Melbourne understands its elimination final will be held at the MCG, coach Brad Scott has argued there would be merit in staging it at the Kangaroos' home ground - Etihad Stadium.
Jon Pierik An Australian-based biomedical company has been given approval from the AFL to use stem-cell therapy on players recovering from injury.
Jon Pierik Jason Akermanis says he welcomes an official investigation after being at the centre of a complaint for breaching the AFL Victoria cyber safety policy.
Jon Pierik While they have been the fiercest of rivals for seven seasons, with another chapter to be played out at the MCG on Saturday night, there is also great respect between Geelong and Hawthorn.
Jon Pierik As the AFL prepares to slap a life ban on sports scientist Stephen Dank, a lawyer who acted as an adviser to Essendon last year says any attempt by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency to broker...