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 Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
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 After Collingwood collected the 2010 flag, defender Ben Reid tried to explain what he was feeling to younger brother Sam.
Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed the Magpies have little room to manoeuvre under a bulging salary cap this season as they seek to re-sign Travis Cloke and Dayne Beams.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik Fremantle maintains it is still interested in securing Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jake Niall and Jon Pierik Richmond says it believes Travis Cloke will stay with the Magpies.
Jon Pierik With the start of the AFL's pre-season competition less than three weeks away, it's time to go around the grounds and check up on the clubs' injury lists.
Jon Pierik Andrew Krakouer to diligently pursue rehabilitation program outlined by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Reigning Copeland Trophy winner Scott Pendlebury has re-signed with Collingwood, ending speculation that he would be one of Greater Western Sydney’s prized recruits.
Jon Pierik Premiership defender Heath Shaw says family history dictated he re-sign with the Magpies - and he has urged his uncontracted teammates to follow suit.
Jon Pierik The AFL Players Association will monitor injured players returning to the field during matches as part of its review of the interchange system.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook declares Cats have no intention of bottoming out.