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 Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant admits it has been ''painful'' to watch his team this season.
Jon Pierik Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
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 Free agents will continue to be the main focus of fans and media this season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood midfielders Dale Thomas and Luke Ball unlikely to play major roles in NAB Cup.
Jon Pierik Undergoing ankle surgery means Dale Thomas is likely to delay his contract negotiations.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Darren Jolly could play for two more years.
Jon Pierik Dale Thomas could prove to be the Travis Cloke of the 2013 season for Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
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 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 Collingwood defender says he would not have reported Saint for his homophobic slur.
Jon Pierik Collingwood has resisted the temptation to play Dane Swan in the VFL this weekend, preferring the suspended midfielder continues a cross-training program, including altitude training.
Jon Pierik If there is one thing Nathan Buckley does not want, it's a game of ping pong.
Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik SCANS today have revealed Carlton midfielder Kade Simpson has a fractured jaw after a nasty collision with Sharrod Wellingham, which left the Magpies' midfielder on report on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley acknowledges Sharrod Wellingham will be suspended.