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 Snubbing suggestions he wants his team to play entertaining football, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has reaffirmed the Magpies' commitment to a "bold and aggressive and dynamic" style as they...
Jon Pierik Carlton maintain they will follow the thorough process they have established in order to find their new coach - despite the momentum being built by caretaker John Barker.
Jon Pierik Facing possible two-year bans for taking a banned drug, Collingwood pair Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas are "anxious" to ascertain their fate but have been assured by the Magpies they won't be "kicked...
Jon Pierik Hawthorn has sensationally declared it will walk away from the AFL's chief equalisation measure if the northern-based clubs are allowed to exclusively access future draft picks this season.
Jon Pierik Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority operations manager Trevor Burgess has admitted to making an error before the Senate Estimates hearing.
Jon Pierik Essendon will seek to bring disillusioned past players back into the fold by giving them the opportunity to meet with coaching great Kevin Sheedy and chief executive Xavier Campbell.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny While Geelong's long injury count has not been ideal, it has provided opportunity for those on the fringe to prosper.
Jon Pierik Essendon is on the verge of rewarding one of its most consistent players of recent seasons with a contract extension.
Jon Pierik Richmond's bid to prove they belong in any conversation involving the league's premier teams continues on Friday night when they confront a West Coast Eagles side boasting one of the most potent...
Jon Pierik Caretaker Carlton coach John Barker says Chris Yarran remains a part of the club's long-term vision, provided he does what is necessary to play strong, consistent football.
John Stensholt, Jon Pierik and David Ramli Optus and Google have joined the battle for football broadcasting rights, strengthening the AFL and NRL's bids for record hauls.
Jon Pierik Lachie Henderson says the appointment of Carlton's new coach and the direction the Blues take will shape whether he re-signs with the club.
Jon Pierik The questionable athleticism of forgotten ruckman Jonathan Giles has emerged as an issue for struggling Essendon, who have been labelled by a club great as one of the worst teams in the league.
Jon Pierik An AFL working party contemplating change to the draft system has floated the possibility of axing a player's right to veto a trade when under contract.
Jon Pierik During pre-season many tipped them to make the finals, but 11 rounds in they have been described as one of the worst four teams in the league.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Port Adelaide tried to lure a Hawthorn star during his playing pomp.
Jon Pierik Collingwood supporters will have the chance to assess first hand on Sunday a man they hope will don the black and white next season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood playmaker Travis Varcoe admits the Magpies still have work to do in curbing dangerous opposition surges, as they prepare for a top-four rumble with an emerging Greater Western Sydney on...
Jon Pierik Geelong admits the jury is still out on their premiership aspirations but believes they can "compete with anyone" when playing their best football.
Jon Pierik The vagaries of the AFL's schedule and broadcast rights deal means Victorian supporters without pay television will not have access to Sunday matches over the next three weeks.