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 If investigation proves positive, any punishment will be handled by AFL Commission.
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda coach believes league in danger of becoming an ''orchestrated theatre company''.
Jon Pierik Role former president had in controversy remains a delicate issue for the AFL.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE Football Club's selection policy, including its use of prized draft pick Jack Watts, has been heavily scrutinised by AFL investigations into the Demons' alleged tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik Player agent Peter Jess says players must have a ''safe harbour'' clause.
Jon Pierik Despite believing the AFL's investigation is flawed, lawyers representing the Melbourne Football Club board and three of its employees are debating whether to keep their ''powder dry'' when they...
Jon Pierik Matthew Lloyd has declared James Hird will return as Essendon coach next season, as his father Allan Hird maintained the family line of taking aim at AFL chief Andrew Demetriou.
Jon Pierik As Essendon debates whether to retain James Hird, his father Allan says the club legend should be allowed to return as coach, and has maintained the family line of taking aim at AFL chief Andrew...
Jon Pierik Whether it's been football types holidaying on the coast or those back at clubland, there's been an intriguing point of speculation over summer.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne midfielder confirms what had long been suspected — that the Demons tanked in 2009.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne ruckman Paul Johnson adds weight to Brock McLean's claims of tanking in 2009.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says the Magpies would have nothing to hide if an AFL investigation into whether Melbourne tanked spread to other clubs.
Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.
Jon Pierik Kickbacks to player agents to encourage their talent to switch clubs banned.
Jon Pierik The AFL has confirmed it will not grant any priority picks this season. Greater Western Sydney had only the two wins but as it still is still being given special assistance it was never likely to...
Jon Pierik Official statistics show median house prices in Sydney more than 17 per cent higher than Melbourne.
Caroline Wilson, Jon Pierik, Scott Spits ADRIAN ANDERSON has resigned from one of the top jobs at the AFL after nine years. In the third executive departure from Andrew Demetriou's team since the end of the season, Anderson's decision to...
Jon Pierik Carlton skipper no closer to having controversial third-party agreement cleared by AFL.
Jon Pierik AFL medical directors Peter Harcourt and Harry Unglik will brief club chief executives at drugs summit.
Jon Pierik Lawyers acting on behalf of the Melbourne Football Club have confirmed they have received evidence in the tanking claims lodged against the club.