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 Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes hopes a breakthrough win against Carlton was a ‘‘line-in-the-sand’’ moment for the Demons, as they take aim at the visiting Gold Coast Suns on...
Jon Pierik Carlton is in crisis after slumping to its fourth straight loss and worst start to the season since 1989, the year coach Robert Walls was sacked.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse
Jon Pierik Carlton champion Chris Judd will miss at least the opening two rounds after he undergos surgery.
Jon Pierik How hard is it to find forwards of the highest quality? According to the AFL's chief statisticians, only seven clubs have them.
Jon Pierik A shudder went through the Demons camp on Friday when the young forward hurt his knee at training.
Jon Pierik Paul Roos indicates he is almost ready to coach and help orchestrate a major rebuild.
Jon Pierik Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president says Melbourne and Bulldogs should have bigger salary cap.
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Hawks ruckman David Hale says team confident it has the game plan to again dislodge Pies.
Jon Pierik AS A high school teacher in the making, David Hale will no doubt espouse the benefits of learning to his pupils when his days at Hawthorn are over.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder says week off and depth of talent will have them well positioned come preliminary final.
Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.
Jon Pierik As the Magpies look forward to a break and beginning afresh, vice-captain Scott Pendlebury believes there is no reason why they cannot again feature in the top four next season.
Jon Pierik THE Sydney Swans have been surprised by claims ruckman Shane Mumford could be cited for alleged misconduct in last night's preliminary final win over Collingwood.
Jon Pierik, Jared Lynch THE Swans were surprised last night by claims that ruckman Shane Mumford could be cited for alleged misconduct in Friday night's preliminary final win over Collingwood.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Collingwood and Melbourne have discussed a blockbuster trade that would send Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Dawes to the Demons in return for pick No. 4 in the national draft.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.