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 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.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
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 The man instrumental in turning Geelong into a power on and off the field says the Demons must first develop a "Melbourne Way" blueprint if they are to emerge as a force in the AFL.
Jon Pierik Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its huge investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn football director says no Melbourne-based club can match GWS' offer for Lance Franklin.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant admits it has been ''painful'' to watch his team this season.
Jon Pierik Dylan Grimes is hopeful of a two-year contract extension at Richmond.
Jon Pierik Players are pushing for a uniform date to resume pre-season training.
Jon Pierik Former Geelong president Frank Costa fears AFL morphing into soccer's English Premier League.
Jon Pierik Injury to Ryan Schoenmakers may mean he needs a knee reconstruction.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs president calls for contentious supplements programs to be banned.
Jon Pierik Free agents will continue to be the main focus of fans and media this season.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain Marc Murphy says a desire to restore the Blues' reputation as an on-field power burns within him and this is the year for the club to strike.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.