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 Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik Players are pushing for a uniform date to resume pre-season training.
Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has accused some clubs of engaging in "scurrilous innuendo" to explain Essendon's unbeaten start to the season.
Jon Pierik Josh Gibson says Hawthorn still has the right balance to be stingy in defence.
Jon Pierik Carlton's audacious bid to take over North Melbourne is part of football folklore, but not so well known is the Blues' bid to buy the Saints.
Jon Pierik St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has revealed that Ross Lyon would have secured a major pay increase had he remained with the Saints, and has denied the former coach was misled during...
Jon Pierik AFL will contact German company in quest to eradicate contentious goal-line decisions.
Jon Pierik New AFL football operations manager Mark Evans to discuss issue with clubs.
Jon Pierik Brilliant small forward hurt in bruising three-point win against North Melbourne.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide is stirring things up both on the field and off.
Jon Pierik Brian Lake was recruited in a bid to improve a defence that struggled to contain power forwards.
Jon Pierik Former chief legal adviser to AFL Players Association criticises anti-doping authorities.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik The AFL has admitted the umpires had erred in not calling for a video replay after Richmond appeared to be denied a goal in a one-point loss to Fremantle on Friday night.
Jon Pierik The threat posed by a visiting marksman has Mick Malthouse concerned.
Jon Pierik Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite moves closer to an AFL return this Sunday when he resumes playing.
Jon Pierik The doctor at the centre of the Melbourne supplements scandal has pledged to co-operate fully while being investigated by ASADA and the AFL.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne sought out Dan Bates last week to ask about his methods.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide president says boards can no longer be run by the ''old boys' network''.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president accuses Greater Western Sydney of trying to undermine him.