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 Essendon has been fined $20,000 - half of which is suspended - for trialling players without the required paperwork ahead of last month's AFL rookie draft.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson In-season mini-draft, ban on top clubs poaching free agents and possible sale of AFL logo on front of player jumpers options discussed in bid to ease gap between AFL's rich and poor.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley and Mark Neeld agree ''two and two'' substitute rule would prompt recruiting change.
Jon Pierik Richmond coach's suggestion that clubs be awarded draft picks if a coach breaks his contract will be considered by the AFL Coaches Association.
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda midfielder Clint Jones says he is ready to reinvigorate his AFL career.
Jon Pierik Emerging St Kilda midfielder Blake Acres has joined the growing list of young talent to re-sign with the club.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs utility Shaun Higgins has reopened contract negotiations, but has yet to decide whether he will remain at the club.
Jon Pierik St Kilda has parted ways with assistant coach David Teague after just one season.
Jon Pierik The future of Melbourne key position utility James Frawley could become clearer this week now Geelong is out of the finals.
Jon Pierik Carlton has made a further four changes to its playing list after completing exit interviews on Tuesday.
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Paul Roos has been the first AFL coach to sound out disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba after it was revealed Collingwood could trade the 27-year-old.
Jon Pierik Melbourne great Garry Lyon has questioned whether disgruntled Magpie Heritier Lumumba would be the right fit for the rebuilding Demons.
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Essendon star Paddy Ryder could quit the club at the end of the season with his management looking at triggering a new breach-of-contract clause that would allow him to walk as a delisted free agent.
Jon Pierik A leading employment and safety lawyer, and a leading sports lawyer, have questioned the retrospective powers of a breach-of-contract clause Essendon star Paddy Ryder could use to quit the club.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird has revealed in court he signed a deed of settlement with the AFL last year over Essendon's supplements program under "duress, threats and inducements".
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The pressure Australia's anti-doping authority was under from the former Labor federal government and the AFL to resolve the Essendon supplements scandal last year was laid bare in court on Tuesday,...
Adam Cooper and Jon Pierik A high-ranking federal government figure told a senior anti-doping official that the AFL wanted the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to appear as "the bad guys" over penalties in the Essendon...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird and Essendon chairman Paul Little insist there is no rift between them and that the suspended coach will "absolutely" take the reins in season 2015.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse says Jeff Garlett "is certainly in the mix" for a recall against Port Adelaide on Friday night, as the small forward and Mitch Robinson fight to regain the respect of their teammates.