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 As St Kilda takes the formative steps in its rebuild, skipper Nick Riewoldt admits free agency has not been kind to the Saints and hopes equalisation will help give all clubs a greater chance to lure...
Jon Pierik St Kilda has secured a new contract for defender Jarryn Geary, while discussions have opened with fellow defender James Gwilt.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach Mark Thompson says his players have a "grieving" mentality, as the Bombers attempt to focus on Saturday night's clash against the Adelaide Crows.
Jon Pierik As the Bombers welcome back several big names for NAB Challenge clash against Port, there's one, in particular, who has caught the eye of assistant coach Nathan Bassett.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw has labelled the 39-point loss to Essendon as the club’s worst defeat in the Brad Scott-era and has demanded a ‘‘strong...
Jon Pierik Another Essendon season faces potential ruin if the Hirds don't hit the silence button.
Jon Pierik Players have been reminded they risk a reprimand and fines for staging, after Carlton's Jarrad Waite was cited by the match review panel.
Jon Pierik Heading into the biggest match of the home-and-away campaign, Essendon's players are at odds with coach Mark Thompson, as the Bombers' bright start to the season quickly fades.
Jon Pierik Saints endured a tumultuous campaign last year, tasting victory only five times.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson EXCLUSIVE Richmond is fighting to retain two of its key young stars, Reece Conca and Dustin Martin.
Jon Pierik Kade Simpson could easily be known as the Blues' intercept king.
Jon Pierik While the focus today will be Carlton coach Brett Ratten, this match may become a farewell of another kind.
Jon Pierik ST KILDA veteran Justin Koschitzke will remain at St Kilda for at least another season.
Jon Pierik Brendon Goddard must decide whether a three-year contract worth up to $1.95 million is enough to keep him at St Kilda.
Jon Pierik Goddard has yet to decide whether to quit the Saints but will soon make his intentions clear.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Jon Pierik St Kilda president Greg Westaway says the Saints have no regrets about losing Brendon Goddard as they offered him a 'lump' of money to stay at the club.
Jon Pierik and Jared Lynch An explanation of how the free agency process works in the AFL. The free agency peroid is between October 1-19.
Jon Pierik Players tell AFL they do not want interchange system to be changed next season.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.