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 Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik The NAB Cup final may be a tip of the iceberg, but Murphy showed he is ready to lead.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain Marc Murphy says a desire to restore the Blues' reputation as an on-field power burns within him and this is the year for the club to strike.
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 THE AFL and Carlton have organised a deal allowing more than half of Chris Judd's contentious payments as a Visy ambassador to be paid as part of the Blues' injury payments allowance.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd reveals he wants to play on next season, and is delighted his contentious deal with Visy has been settled.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd wants to play on next season, and is delighted his deal with Visy is settled.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik AFL medical directors Peter Harcourt and Harry Unglik will brief club chief executives at drugs summit.
Jon Pierik Clever defender had a wretched 2012 campaign, dislocating his left knee thrice.
Jon Pierik Carlton skipper no closer to having controversial third-party agreement cleared by AFL.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd still has the matter of his contentious third-party agreement with Visy to settle.
Jon Pierik Champion midfielder will not feature in the leadership group next season.
Jon Pierik Carlton's defenders ready to welcome and embrace Mick Malthouse's renowned defensive mantra.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt remains open to relinquishing the St Kilda captaincy as he works towards a contract extension.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik New Blues coach says one of his most pressing tasks will be to lift standards of champion midfielder's teammates.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse denies unfinished business with Collingwood has fuelled his return to coaching.
Jon Pierik FORMER Carlton coach Brett Ratten says the time may have come for Chris Judd to relinquish the captaincy.