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 Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to...
Jon Pierik and Stathi Paxinos Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins was so concerned by Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie that he feared the Kangaroos forward could have been asphyxiated.
Jon Pierik Hardnut midfielder Brad Sewell said the Hawks look forward to "drip feeding" several of their best players back into the side, as they prepare for a month with coach Alastair Clarkson on the...
Jon Pierik It’s a weekend of celebration for Carlton, with the Blues hosting their 150th anniversary dinner on Saturday night.
Jon Pierik Reluctant young star takes time off in Perth while two named to make debuts against Lions.
Jon Pierik While the imminent blooding of a fifth debutant this season has Hawthorn hopeful of remaining an on-field power for some time, the return of Ryan Schoenmakers is likely to provide an immediate boost...
Jon Pierik Hawthorn's injury list is set for a crucial cull, with two, and possibly three, premiership stars to return for Saturday night's clash against a surging Port Adelaide.
Jon Pierik While Hawthorn's focus will be on subduing Port Adelaide's players in Saturday night's top-of-the-table blockbuster at the Adelaide Oval, the Hawks know by doing that will also silence another Power...
Jon Pierik Joel Bowden, the former Richmond defender, is no longer in the running to become the AFL Players Association’s new chief executive.
Jon Pierik If Dustin Martin does leave Richmond, what are his options?
Jon Pierik Hawthorn tiring of the talk about Fremantle's stifling pressure tactics.
Jon Pierik Just what coach will say in final address to players will be unveiled only just before game.
Jon Pierik Brad Sewell says the Hawks will be better equipped in 2014 to challenge for back-to-back flags.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin was given a rousing reception by Hawthorn fans as players and coaches gathered on Sunday to celebrate the club's grand final victory, with the dual premiership winner to decide in days...
Jon Pierik While Hawthorn's focus naturally remains on Lance Franklin, a medical examination of ruckman Max Bailey's knees will be a factor in whether the Hawks vigorously pursue another ruckman.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Hawks ruckman David Hale says team confident it has the game plan to again dislodge Pies.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder says week off and depth of talent will have them well positioned come preliminary final.
Jon Pierik HAWTHORN great Shane Crawford says Alastair Clarkson will deserve to be mentioned in the same class as legendary coach John Kennedy if the Hawks can secure a second premiership under his stewardship.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder claims several players to blame for grand final loss to Sydney.
Jon Pierik Players tell AFL they do not want interchange system to be changed next season.