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.

Franklin in doubt for Port clash

Lance Franklin

Jon Pierik Lance Franklin is in doubt for Saturday's clash against Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium, as he battles a ''minor injury''.


Departing Nine boss eyes AFL

Jeff Browne.

Jon Pierik Former managing director of the Nine Network says he's interested in joining the AFL Commission.


Dees bid for Roos strengthens

Paul Roos.

Jon Pierik Melbourne's bid to lure Paul Roos on a multimillion-dollar deal is strengthening.


O'Brien expected to return for Gold Coast

Harry O'Brien.

Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury expects Harry O'Brien to return to the team against Gold Coast.


Bombers unwittingly part of a 'pharmacological experimental' workplace: AFLPA


Jon Pierik AFL players boss Matt Finnis has blamed the Essendon Football Club for the supplements scandal, insisting players had no choice but to be part of the "pharmacological experimental" workplace.

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Stars should stay for ride: Cotchin

Trent Cotchin.

Jon Pierik Richmond captain hopes Dustin Martin and Jack Riewoldt re-sign and enjoy club’s ‘‘ride’’.


Pies' eyes on the ball

Harry O'Brien and Nathan Buckley.

Jon Pierik Coach Nathan Buckley says week's events have been a learning experience.


Pies edge closer to full strength

The Magpies train at at Olympic Park on Tuesday.

Jon Pierik For those still doubting Collingwood’s premiership chances, it might be time for a rethink.

Pies edge closer to full strength

Jon Pierik For those still doubting Collingwood's premiership chances, it might be time for a rethink.

Pie star haunted by demons of death

Harry O'Brien.

Nino Bucci and Jon Pierik Harry O'Brien watched as blood flowed from the throat of a dying stranger. Their eyes locked and the man slipped away.


O'Brien and Buckley talk; crisis averted?

Harry O'Brien

Jon Pierik Collingwood confident disgruntled Harry O'Brien will return to the club.


Pies winning off-field war, but the in-fighting rages on

Dale Thomas

Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley appears to shift from one crisis to another at Collingwood this season.


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.