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 Former Geelong president Frank Costa fears AFL morphing into soccer's English Premier League.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president accuses Greater Western Sydney of trying to undermine him.
Jon Pierik Essendon almost certainly will need to reward him with a pay increase.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs president calls for contentious supplements programs to be banned.
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.
Jon Pierik Players label disparity in spending between power and smaller clubs as ''emerging industrial issue''.
Jon Pierik THE AFL and Carlton have organised a deal allowing more than half of Chris Judd's contentious payments as a Visy ambassador to be paid as part of the Blues' injury payments allowance.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd reveals he wants to play on next season, and is delighted his contentious deal with Visy has been settled.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd wants to play on next season, and is delighted his deal with Visy is settled.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin says Hawthorn is 'shocked' that he has put contract renegotiations on hold and admits the uncertainty over his future is going to be a distraction for the club.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin's manager says scenario is different to Gary Ablett jnr's move to the Suns.
Jon Pierik Sam Mitchell, another of Hawthorn's superstars off contract this season, has opened discussions with the club and hopes to play for at least another three years.
Emma Quayle, Jon Pierik ADELAIDE have backed chief executive Steven Trigg's claim that he verbally cancelled a written agreement to trade Kurt Tippett to the club of his choice three years ago.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Adelaide Crows chief executive and football operations manager avoid the axe.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
Jon Pierik Carlton skipper no closer to having controversial third-party agreement cleared by AFL.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd still has the matter of his contentious third-party agreement with Visy to settle.
Jon Pierik Collingwood great Tony Shaw says league should have concentrated only on Karmichael Hunt.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.