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 Midfielder David Myers says win over Fremantle means Bombers are serious contenders.
Jon Pierik It's not often that Alex Jesaulenko buys into any debate about Carlton these days.
Jon Pierik Club to reward emerging midfielder Clay Smith and rejuvenated half-back Dylan Addison.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Emerging St Kilda ruckman Rhys Stanley has agreed to a new three-year contract.
Jon Pierik Demons president Don McLardy hopes club can hit restart button on season.
Jon Pierik Gold Coast hopeful midfielder will follow the lead set by his fellow young teammates.
Jon Pierik Tom Hawkins has pledged another three years to Geelong as Travis Boak may have played his last game for the Power.
Jon Pierik, Matt Murnane Carlton is incensed at Eddie McGuire's suggestion Mick Malthouse would be a good fit for the Blues.
Jon Pierik AFL boss Andrew Demetriou says it's unlikely Richmond will have its wish for 10 home games at the MCG next season granted - but that may not be such a bad thing.
Jon Pierik Richmond captain Chris Newman said yesterday that a recent highlights tape of Jack Riewoldt's emerging career has shown how much the exuberant forward has developed into more of a team player.
Jon Pierik Geelong fears young forward Daniel Menzel has sustained a serious knee injury in just his first match back since returning from a knee reconstruction.
Jon Pierik FORMER Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse has questioned whether Travis Cloke has been best served by having his father involved in his contractual discussions.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says Lance Franklin is on the verge of banishing his scoring yips and could yet even enjoy his greatest AFL season.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus has intensified pressure on midfielder Travis Boak, revealing he wants an answer about his future within weeks and has not ruled out dropping him if he opts to...
Jon Pierik THE Brisbane Lions will finally shed Brendan Fevola's exorbitant wage this year and expect to have salary-cap room to retain their young players and possibly join in bidding for free agents.
Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.
Jon Pierik Junior and suburban footballers could soon have access to the same computer-based cognitive brain testing as their AFL counterparts.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Tigers want to shut the door at Etihad Stadium and play all 10 home matches at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Defender Bachar Houli says team has moved out of its development phase.