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.


New player pay scale to help agents

Sherrin football with a dollar sign

Jon Pierik Agents to have access to average pay scale for players based on key criteria.

Bartel queries penalty

Jimmy Bartel battling with Hawthorn's Brad Sewell,

Jon Pierik Geelong star questions need for interchange penalty after AFL admits error.


Franklin likely to stay a Hawk: agent

Liam Pickering

Jon Pierik Liam Pickering "very confident" superstar forward will remain at Hawthorn next season.


O'Brien and Pies meet to discuss his future

Harry O'Brien.

Jon Pierik Uncertainty remains over whether Harry O'Brien will return to the club.

AFL delegation to quiz NFL on equalisation

Eager to learn: Andrew Newbold is part of the group visiting New York.

Jon Pierik But trip will not feature meeting with National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell.


Dank's High Court challenge could stall investigation

Steve Dank.

Jon Pierik But sports scientist could face tough challenge to win case against doping authorities.

Bruised Blues keen to deal to get Boyd

Tom Boyd.

Jon Pierik Carlton declares interest in doing deal to claim top pick in this year's national draft.


Milne may return to face Blues

Stephen Milne leaving court on Friday with his wife Melissa.

Jon Pierik Saints small forward makes brief appearance at Melbourne Magistrates Court.


Rift talk as O'Brien has break

Harry O'Brien

Jon Pierik Magpies say premiership star will return in time for training on Monday.

Harry's holiday fuels Buckley rift rumours

Harry O'Brien

Jon Pierik Collingwood premiership star Harry O'Brien has been granted weekend leave by the club, fuelling speculation of a fall-out with coach Nathan Buckley.


Milne could return for Blues clash

Stephen Milne

Jon Pierik Stephen Milne could line up against Carlton next weekend, having made a brief appearance in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday.


Hird palms off points threat

James Hird

Jon Pierik Essendon coach looks foward to the day when the ASADA probe is completed.


Bomber's question time

Mark Thompson.

Jon Pierik Mark Thompson has hired his own lawyer, with leading sports solicitor Paul Horvath to represent him when he fronts drug and AFL authorities.


Fear of finals chaos

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Jon Pierik The AFL ladder could be thrown into chaos just weeks before the finals, if Essendon is stripped of premiership points as a result of the investigation of illegal supplements.

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Hawks do their sums on Franklin

Buddy Franklin.

Jon Pierik Superstar forward could walk out on the club two days after playing in a grand final.

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Blues will soon 'draw blood'

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Coach Mick Malthouse insists team has improved and will soon defeat an elite team.

Letter of law conundrum for Dons

essendon logo

Jon Pierik Long wait for Essendon before it can access a mysterious document that could clear its name.


Saints mull Milne situation

Stephen Milne

Jon Pierik Stephen Milne's return to action remains ''very complex'' and unclear.

Watson 'thrives on boos'

Well done: Jobe Watson is congratulated by board member Greg Brown (centre) and Essendon doctor Bruce Reid.

Jon Pierik Matthew Lloyd says ''big concern'' is what awaits Bombers after doping investigation.

Bombers face more dire problems than flak from rival crowds, says Lloyd

Jobe Watson

Jon Pierik While Essendon coach James Hird took umbrage with a jeering Perth crowd, retired great Matthew Lloyd says the ''big concern'' is what awaits the Bombers when the doping investigation is complete.

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