Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.

AFL clubs to consider radical splash for cash

Jon Pierik Club chiefs have floated the radical proposal of following the AFL Players Association and arguing for annual set percentage of revenue.

Andrejs Everitt hopes to kick a goal with a new Carlton contract

Jon Pierik Here's a trivia question - who is Carlton's leading goal-kicker this season?

Kangaroos hop to it and score a Friday night prize

For a club that pioneered the Friday night slot the Kangaroos were granted only two matches this season.

Jon Pierik Having lashed a fixture he believed had "backfired horribly", North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw is likely to have a more content expression now his Kangaroos have been handed a Friday night...

Essendon coach James Hird sues insurance company for refusing to pay legal bill

James Hird

Mark Russell, Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson Essendon coach James Hird is suing his insurance company for refusing to pay his legal bill of more than $640,000 over the supplements saga.

Pssst: Jake Carlisle heading to Carlton?

Bomber Jake Carlisle.

Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny The AFL rumour roundabout was in full swing this week, with the Hawks, Magpies and Blues thrown up in discussions.

Richmond can win the flag: Brett Deledio

Brett Deledio has been an important player with 16 disposals and three goals to three quarter-time.

Jon Pierik As Richmond basks in toppling heavyweight Hawthorn, Tigers star Brett Deledio has declared his team can win the flag.

Jobe Watson will play on in 2016, insists Essendon coach James Hird

Jobe Watson has been in England watching the cricket.

Jon Pierik The debate about Jobe Watson's future is over, with Essendon coach James Hird declaring he is "sure" his captain will play on next season.

Cats boss Colin Carter delivers a word of caution on TV rights revenue

Wary: Geelong president Colin Carter.

Jon Pierik Players and club chief executives have already begun jostling over just where the funds from the next broadcast rights deal should go, but one club president has delivered a word of caution.

Blues, Kangaroos to support Adam Goodes

Jon Pierik Carlton and North Melbourne will reinforce their support for Adam Goodes when indigenous players from each side join their captains for the pre-game toss of the coin at Etihad Stadium on Saturday...

Blues chiefs outline rebuilding plans to AFL Commission

John Barker during Carlton's record loss to Hawthorn.

Jon Pierik Carlton president Mark LoGiudice and chief executive Steven Trigg have fronted the AFL Commission, detailing plans on how the club intends to rebuild off the field.

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott welcomes chance to trade future draft picks

Free agent: Brad Scott with North Melbourne's Nick Dal Santo.

Jon Pierik As a club that has already embraced free agency, North Melbourne, perhaps naturally, has welcomed the move to allow clubs to trade future draft picks.

North Melbourne's Brent Harvey urges Brad Scott to 'keep the foot on his throat'

Putting foot down: North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

Jon Pierik Having enjoyed arguably his best game of the season, Brent Harvey has urged North Melbourne coach Brad Scott to "keep the foot on his throat" as the veteran star looks to maintain his reinvigorated...

AFL Fans Association calls for Adam Goodes booing to stop

The Fans Association has urged supporters to stop booing Adam Goodes (right).

Jon Pierik The AFL Fans Association has condemned the booing of Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes, urging all supporters to respect of the one greats of the game.

Cats supremo Colin Carter wants wealth tax scrapped

Shocked: Geelong president Colin Carter.

Jon Pierik Thirty years after he completed a strategic review of the then struggling VFL, Geelong president Colin Carter has expressed major concerns about the style of play clubs have embraced and has...

Injury blow for emerging Hawthorn midfielder

Will Langford.

Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder Will Langford is battling a knee injury and could be sidelined for the rest of the home-and-away season.

Carlton on the hunt for a coach to 'lead and develop'

Carlton

Jon Pierik Carlton have been assessing prospective senior coaches boasting the skill to "lead and develop", with the Blues expecting to appoint their new coach late next month.

International Champions Cup soccer deal leaves AFL fixture off-side

Dazzling: Cristiano Ronaldo at the MCG last week.

Jon Pierik The AFL's ability to retain the hearts and minds of the Victorian sporting public in mid-winter will be tested after the state government secured a three-year contract extension to host soccer's...

AFL technology putting goal umpires out of business?

Umpiring boss Wayne Campbell.

Jon Pierik The goal umpires and their waving of the white flags have long been part of the theatre of the AFL, but increasingly sophisticated goal-line technology could eventually may mean they are no longer...

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan backs Lewis Jetta's war dance, calls for end to Adam Goodes' booing

Gillon McLachlan has backed Lewis Jetta's actions.

Jon Pierik, Claire Siracusa Lewis Jetta's father was so offended by the taunts Adam Goodes endured in Perth on Sunday that he expressed his concerns directly to Gillon McLachlan.

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Pssst: Mathew Stokes not yet extinguished

Mathew Stokes wants to go on.

Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny A veteran Cat wants to play on, a Bomber contract hangs in the air, while questions surround North Melbourne milestone men.