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 AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has ruled out introducing strict punishment measures for clubs whose fans have been found to have racially abused a player.
Jon Pierik Deborah Gough The 13-year-old girl who racially abused Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has apologised for calling him an ape.
Jon Pierik and David Sygall AFL chief executive rules out strict punishment for clubs whose fans racially abuse players.
Jon Pierik and Deborah Gough The 13-year-old girl who racially abused Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has apologised for her actions.
Jon Pierik Ability to negotiate opening seven rounds against fellow finalists from last year ensures Hawks are equal flag favourites with Geelong.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Melbourne's defeats in rounds 17, 18 and 22 to Sydney, Richmond and St Kilda respectively under scrutiny.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Sydney hopes reputation for getting a deal done would allow it to secure Kurt Tippett.
Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.
Jon Pierik, Jared Lynch THE Swans were surprised last night by claims that ruckman Shane Mumford could be cited for alleged misconduct in Friday night's preliminary final win over Collingwood.
Jon Pierik On the eve of the new season, Mick Malthouse did not have a great deal of faith in the Sydney Swans.
Jon Pierik Last night's clash between Sydney and St Kilda was always going to be about two things.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Midfielder David Myers says win over Fremantle means Bombers are serious contenders.
Jon Pierik AFL revealed two players last season surged through the $1 million pay barrier.
Jon Pierik Ex-Pie urges greater investment in indigenous support at club and commission level.
Jon Pierik and Samantha Lane Former footballer Ronnie Burns says Mifsud may not have a choice other than to step down.
JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...