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, 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 Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach defends skipper over alleged rough conduct on Paul Puopolo.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder says week off and depth of talent will have them well positioned come preliminary final.
Jon Pierik Collingwood turns the spotlight on its midfielders, declaring they will need to improve their ball use and help deliver goals if the Magpies are to prevail in tonight's semi-final against West Coast.
Jon Pierik Andrew Krakouer to diligently pursue rehabilitation program outlined by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse labels Richmond's game plan ''a bit disjointed".
Jon Pierik Hawthorn fell just short of joining the league's elite last season but made amends last night.
Jon Pierik After watching a former colleague deal with issue after issue in recent weeks, Nathan Buckley says the intense spotlight on the Melbourne Football Club shows the AFL has morphed into more of an...
Jon Pierik Jon Pierik turns the spotlight onto tomorrow night's Blues-Magpies clash.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik Alan Didak and Chris Tarrant have chance to push for a spot against Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Fremantle maintains it is still interested in securing Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley acknowledges Sharrod Wellingham will be suspended.