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 Jimmy Bartel talks about his close family bonds – and his desire for more success with his football family.
Jon Pierik As the fallout over the drugs scandal continues, the Essendon family began to turn on itself, with two former players at loggerheads and a club champion questioning whether the Bombers had conducted...
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE great Gerard Healy has hit out at AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission and fears the Demons could be left financially depleted if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik TRAVIS Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy payday in his fifth season.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy pay day in his fifth season.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says dropped midfielder remains an important player.
Jon Pierik Stipulation that players have a set day off a week has met resistance by a handful of clubs unwilling to alter their long-held schedules.
Jon Pierik Adam Cooney says knee injury pushed him into a dark place and left him embarrassed by his on-field form.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse labels Richmond's game plan ''a bit disjointed".
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.
JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...
Jon Pierik Bulldogs focus on team defence and a desperation to win the contested ball.
Jon Pierik Jim Stynes night hailed as the saviour of the Melbourne Football Club.
Jon Pierik AFL Brendan Fevola was given minders to look after him on New Year's Eve but slipped them before heading off to Brisbane's party district and landing in jail.