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.

AFL

AFL players want International Rules series

Jon Pierik AFL players believe the International Rules series has a future.

AFL

AFLPA push to streamline third-party deals

Sherrin

Jon Pierik The complicated structure of independent third-party agreements could be eased if the AFL Players Association gets its way.

AFL

Nick Riewoldt keen for players to get fair share of AFL earnings

Nick Riewoldt

Jon Pierik St Kilda's Nick Riewoldt wants players' wages linked to the health of the game, amid fears their share of the revenue will fall below the 25 per cent share they currently earn.

Geelong boss Brian Cook backs abolition of vets list

Corey Enright.

Jon Pierik While player agents may be concerned, Geelong chief executive Brian Cook does not believe the expected abolition of the veterans' allowance will have a great impact on the retention of seasoned...

AFL

Collingwood CEO Gary Pert predicts Pie flag within three years

Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert.

Jon Pierik Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has heightened expectations at his powerful club, declaring the Magpies expect to win a premiership within the next three years.

AFL

Eddie McGuire calls for all AFL clubs to get a fair go

Big money: Lance Franklin's move raised eyebrows.

Jon Pierik Call comes as Sydney mounts renewed push to retain its controversial cost-of-living allowance.

AFL

The back-to-back blueprint

Brisbane Lions captain Michael Voss

Jon Pierik How AFL premiers can join the short list of those who followed up with another flag.

AFL

Geelong CEO Brian Cook says clubs must cut spending

Jon Pierik Geelong chief says clubs must reduce costs or players will seek a major pay rise.

AFL

Leigh Matthews blasts AFL for clubs' 'ridiculous' splurges on football departments

Leigh Matthews

Jon Pierik Brisbane Lions legend believes the ''penny is dropping'' within club land.

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AFL players' group wants football department taxed to give fairer league

Matt Finnis

Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle AFL, AFLPA yet to settle on ideal figure for football department spending.

AFL

AFL Players Association to monitor long-term health effects of Essendon players caught up in drug scandal

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Jon Pierik AFLPA chief Matt Finnis maintains such players will require long-term monitoring.

AFL

AFL: Relocation costs for indigenous players part of CBA review

Sherrin

Jon Pierik Players will push for greater financial flexibility in helping indigenous players relocate.

AFL

Fear of finals chaos

Essendon drug crisis dink.

Jon Pierik The AFL ladder could be thrown into chaos just weeks before the finals, if Essendon is stripped of premiership points as a result of the investigation of illegal supplements.

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Players call for review of revenue

Jon Pierik Players Association boss Matt Finnis says league needs to conduct economic review.

AFL

Call to make player lists more fluid

Ian Prendergast

Jon Pierik AFL Players Association open to exploring introduction of a player ''waiver wire''.

AFL

Sights set on signing midfielders

 Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik Richmond to turn attention to re-signing emerging midfielders Dustin Martin and Reece Conca.

AFL

Tigers' contract fight

Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.

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Simpson's value on the up and up

Inspiring: Kade Simpson will play his 200th game on Friday.

Jon Pierik Kade Simpson could easily be known as the Blues' intercept king.

AFL

Tigers face losing Martin

Dustin Martin.

Michael Gleeson and Jon Pierik Richmond confronts the unpalatable prospect of losing Dustin Martin for nothing.

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Tiger trail: what are Martin's options?

Richmond's Dustin Martin.

Jon Pierik If Dustin Martin does leave Richmond, what are his options?