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 Collingwood continues to face a fight to retain Tyson Goldsack, with Port Adelaide honing in on the talented forward.
Jon Pierik St Kilda has flagged "significant changes" to its playing list, while declaring it would be surprised if the AFL Commission awarded Melbourne a priority pick.
Jon Pierik While they have been the fiercest of rivals for seven seasons, with another chapter to be played out at the MCG on Saturday night, there is also great respect between Geelong and Hawthorn.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to...
Jon Pierik An Australian-based biomedical company has been given approval from the AFL to use stem-cell therapy on players recovering from injury.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn maestro Shaun Burgoyne has warned the Swans that the Hawks will have a rejigged midfield and will be a ''different'' team when they seek recompense in Saturday night's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne vice-captain Jack Ziebell has urged his teammates to maintain their attacking mindset.
Jon Pierik As he sat with the green vest on for almost three quarters against Carlton a fortnight ago, Jack Ziebell developed somewhat of a new perspective on the game.
Jon Pierik For those who wondered whether Mick Malthouse would find a reason to crack a smile this week, the answer came quickly.
Jon Pierik Melbourne great Garry Lyon has launched a stinging appraisal of prospective Demons free agent James Frawley.
Jon Pierik The US National Football League has asked the AFL to explore how best it can improve its match-day concussion treatment as part of a collaborative approach to dealing with head injuries.
Jon Pierik While the AFL maintains a concussion blood test devised by Swedish researchers is not yet practical, player agent Peter Jess says it should be used on every player after every match.
Jon Pierik As he steps aside after 29 years in an official capacity at Carlton, either as a player, assistant coach or board director, Stephen Kernahan reflects on some of the key moments.
Jon Pierik It’s a weekend of celebration for Carlton, with the Blues hosting their 150th anniversary dinner on Saturday night.
Jon Pierik The Essendon supplements saga is set for another revealing twist, with former fitness boss Dean Robinson, who is suing the club for more than a million dollars, to subpoena an array of prominent...
Jon Pierik Chris Judd's troublesome Achilles tendon is taking longer to heal than expected, with the Carlton champion now not expected to return until round five.
Jon Pierik Mitch Clark's AFL career is over, with the Melbourne forward retiring on Tuesday because of clinical depression.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse