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 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 If investigation proves positive, any punishment will be handled by AFL Commission.
Jon Pierik Concerns about the legality of the joint investigation by the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority were raised within weeks of Essendon self-reporting by a lawyer who previously had...
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 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 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.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Lawyers for Demons and ex-coach Dean Bailey ready to take AFL to court if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik When this entire ugly episode is over, there won't be a winner.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE AFL investigators focus on the final three minutes of Melbourne's after-the-siren loss to Richmond in 2009 as part of explosive probe into tanking.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Melbourne's selection policy, including use of prized draft pick, heavily scrutinised by AFL investigators.