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 A ''devastated'' Marley Williams will continue to train with Collingwood but feels it is the right call to avoid playing senior football until he faces sentencing in a West Australian court in April.
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley pleased his squad didn't travel to a high-altitude training camp this pre-season
Jon Pierik Coach says Magpies have almost completed comprehensive pre-season program on home soil.
Jon Pierik Coach Nathan Buckley looking for greater goalkicking support for power forward.
Jon Pierik Midfielder Dayne Beams and centre-half forward Travis Cloke among those affected.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn defender Brendan Whitecross will miss the rest of the finals after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder says week off and depth of talent will have them well positioned come preliminary final.
Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik Buoyed by their semi-final win, the Crows are focussing on taming Lance Franklin, reinvigorating forward Kurt Tippett and reinventing their backline.
Ashley Porter, Jon Pierik Adelaide, buoyed by its semi-final win over Fremantle on Friday night, has quickly turned its attention to taming Lance Franklin, reinvigorating its own forward Kurt Tippett and reinventing its back...
Jon Pierik Hawthorn declares key midfielders Jordan Lewis and Clinton Young fit for Saturday's preliminary final against Adelaide at the MCG.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
Jon Pierik Melbourne insists pick 20 will be a fair trade for Chris Dawes when it attempts to broker a deal for the Collingwood key forward.
Jon Pierik Need to add a midfielder who can run and carry the ball and deliver it cleanly inside attacking 50 encouraged Collingwood to secure Clinton Young.
Jon Pierik Clinton Young speaks about how difficult it had been to leave the Hawks.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.