Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.

Pert worried about 'volcanic' off-season behaviour by players

Jon Pierik As concerns about illicit drug use by AFL players mount, Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert says some players are guilty of "volcanic behaviour" during the off-season and wants a forum of all...

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Kade Simpson re-signs for two years at Carlton

Up the Blues: Carlton’s Kade Simpson joins the fun at World Down Syndrome Day on Friday.

Jon Pierik The Blues half-back, who is flourishing under Mick Malthouse, is proud he will finish his career as a one-club player.

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Collingwood forward Ben Kennedy finding his feet after surgery

Ben Kennedy.

Jon Pierik Adelaide boy Ben Kennedy no longer feels like a stranger here, writes Jon Pierik.

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Jason Winderlich impresses in Essendon pre-season

Jason Winderlich.

Jon Pierik As the Bombers welcome back several big names for NAB Challenge clash against Port, there's one, in particular, who has caught the eye of assistant coach Nathan Bassett.

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Matthew Kreuzer is determined to honour Carlton's greats in the club's 150th year

Leading by example: Matthew Kreuzer.

Jon Pierik Star reminded of Carlton's greats.when he heads from fitness centre to main entrance.

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Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer says the Blues must stand up

Matthew Kreuzer says he?s fit and the Blues are ready to fire.

Jon Pierik Ruckman reveals he is likely to spend more time as a forward this season.

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Pre-season has whiff of 2010 premiership year, says re-signed Magpie Dane Swan

Dane Swan in action during a Collingwood pre-season intra-club match at Olympic Park on Saturday.

Jon Pierik Collingwood champion will remain with the club for life, having signed till 2016.

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Travis Boak says Port Adelaide must go to a new level

No looking back: Travis Boak says Port must go to another level.

Jon Pierik It would be wrong to suggest Port Adelaide caught its rivals napping last season.

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AFL coaches: who is under most pressure?

Gold Coast Suns coach Guy Mckenna.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Which coach will feel the heat most from club and supporters this season?

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Stokes hungry for Chapman clash

AFL  Football-Gold Coast Suns v Geelong at the Carrara  Stadium on the Gold Coast, Saturday May 28, 2011. Mathew Stokes and Paul Chapman (R) THE AGE SPORT. Pictures by STEVE HOLLAND.

Jon Pierik Mathew Stokes can't wait to niggle the 'angry old man'

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Goodes reveals extent of injury

Adam Goodes

Jon Pierik, in Dublin Adam Goodes has revealed he won’t start running until January as he recovers from a knee complaint.

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US rookie Jason Holmes keen to get a start with St Kilda

Jason Holmes.

Jon Pierik Basketball convert insists he will be ready to play senior football for this season.

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Players put GPS ban on the agenda

Clubs have used GPS devices to ensure players have maintained their off-season running programs, even when some have been overseas.

Jon Pierik Clubs set to be banned from monitoring players via GPS devices in pre-season break.

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Franklin primed for giant clash

Hawthorn's Lance Franklin.

Jon Pierik Forward won't let emotion of playing in what could be his last game at Hawthorn distract him.

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Tackling pressure to be a pre-season focus for North Melbourne

Daniel Wells

Jon Pierik Star playmaker Daniel Wells says the Kangaroos will work to improve their tackling and intensity.

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Struggling clubs 'need $2m each'

Eddie McGuire.

Jon Pierik Collingwood president says Melbourne and Bulldogs should have bigger salary cap.

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Players' new man

Tom Petroro

Jon Pierik Tom Petroro has joined the AFL Players Association agents accreditation board.

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Dustin time

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik Martin is still a work in progress off the field, but Tigers expect his best season yet.

Agents warn on 'risky' trips abroad

Flowers placed outside the Port Adelaide club in memory of John McCarthy.

Jon Pierik Trips of this kind said to be potentially more dangerous than anything on the field.

Watson tells AFL to cut pre-season

Jobe Watson

Jon Pierik Essendon captain suggests a December 1 start date for all clubs.

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