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 revealed two players could have died unless they had self-reported under the controversial loophole in the league's illicit drugs policy.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Danny Weidler and Jon Pierik Sports scientist says it is time for a royal commission into the drugs-in-sport debacle.
Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has accused some clubs of engaging in "scurrilous innuendo" to explain Essendon's unbeaten start to the season.
Jon Pierik Essendon's players told to be truthful when interviews begin on Monday.
Jon Pierik Andrew Demetriou proposes reducing the number of supplements players can take.
Jon Pierik Former chief legal adviser to AFL Players Association criticises anti-doping authorities.
Jon Pierik New AFL football operations manager Mark Evans to discuss issue with clubs.
Jon Pierik AFL cross-checking information clubs have provided about their use of supplements.
Jon Pierik Kangaroos chairman James Brayshaw accuses league of not being in touch with clubs.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne sought out Dan Bates last week to ask about his methods.
Jon Pierik Fremantle great says a current player deserves to be involved in major meetings.
Jon Pierik It's not only members and supporters of Melbourne who are worried about their team.
Jon Pierik Future of Essendon's off-field triumvirate set to become clearer within weeks.
Jon Pierik Senior Essendon assistant coach endorses James Hird to remain in charge.
Drugs in AFL
Jon Pierik Essendon coach adamant he will be in a "very, very good position" when he speaks to authorities in the supplements investigation.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says players have pledged full support to besieged coach.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says the club's players have pledged their full support to besieged coach James Hird and look forward to the truth emerging in the anti-doping investigation.
Jon Pierik The AFL has revealed the opportunity to buy Etihad Stadium ahead of schedule is closing, as it emerged league chief executive Andrew Demetriou was paid almost $2 million last year.