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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.

Wanted man: Will Sutherland is in demand from footy and cricket.

Sutherland on show in under-18 derby

Will Sutherland will start to have a better understanding of his place in football's emerging pecking order when he steps out for Vic Metro on Saturday.

North Melbourne is keen to lure Richmond star Dustin Martin

Clubs poised to splurge on stars under new CBA

With off-contract stars Dustin Martin, Josh Kelly and Nat Fyfe already the focus of major offers, league boss Gillon McLachlan greeted the landmark collective bargaining agreement by suggesting the extra money should reward superstar talent.

Wanted man: Will Sutherland is in demand from footy and cricket.

Recruiters eye Sutherland's Vic Metro debut

Club recruiters are hopeful Will Sutherland, the talented teenager debating a cricket or football future, will make his debut for Vic Metro in the national under-18 championships on Saturday.