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 Collingwood tagger Brent Macaffer has arguably had more publicity this week than through his entire career, with his exploits - and tactics - in becoming a master tagger dominating headlines.
Jon Pierik Premiership star Sam Kekovich says troubling run of fade-outs must rest with coach Brad Scott.
Jon Pierik Brilliant small forward hurt in bruising three-point win against North Melbourne.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne defender maintains there is little point debating free kick.
Jon Pierik This was another dark chapter for Melbourne, in a season that has gone totally wrong.
Jon Pierik NORTH Melbourne coach Brad Scott last night lashed those ''embarrassing'' club supporters who gave forward Robbie Tarrant Bronx cheers, claiming they did not understand his game plan.
Jon Pierik Kangaroos have every right to think four years of rebuilding will be rewarded.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne's young gun knows the little things count in 2013.
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 and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow says it's time to shorten the pre-season.
Jon Pierik Andrew Swallow says team gave winless Gold Coast Suns an opportunity to cause an upset.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne legend Barry Cable does not yet know what specific advice he will give the Kangaroos leadership group this week.
Jon Pierik Shattered Chris Judd will argue that he was only trying to prevent a handball.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne forced to take second ranking with its announcement of captain.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne's Drew Petrie says the Kangaroos have more than finals on their mind.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne coach Brad Scott reveals ground-breaking rookie Majak Daw suspended for lying to club.
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.