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 Call for all major sports to adopt a consistent approach to treating head injuries.
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach says next fortnight will be major test of Blues' development.
Jon Pierik Bombers admit they need to improve their efficiency inside attacking 50.
Jon Pierik Melbourne great Gerard Healy says Demons must show improvement in next fortnight.
Jon Pierik While Eddie McGuire is the man in the hot seat on this occasion, there could yet be collateral damage on the field as well as off it.
Jon Pierik Dylan Grimes is hopeful of a two-year contract extension at Richmond.
Jon Pierik Brownlow medallist admits inconsistent Collingwood does not yet belong with competition's elite.
Jon Pierik Players are pushing for a uniform date to resume pre-season training.
Jon Pierik Josh Gibson says Hawthorn still has the right balance to be stingy in defence.
Jon Pierik Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite moves closer to an AFL return this Sunday when he resumes playing.
Jon Pierik Brilliant small forward hurt in bruising three-point win against North Melbourne.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Skipper ''raring to go'' ahead of his return against the West Coast Eagles.
Jon Pierik AFL great suggests Mick Malthouse may have to alter his defensive game plan.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs forward Shaun Higgins will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes says midfielder Colin Sylvia has the ability to be 'almost unstoppable'.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs midfielder expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel talks about his close family bonds – and his desire for more success with his football family.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.