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 Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president accuses Greater Western Sydney of trying to undermine him.
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 Dane Swan’s manager maintains champion midfielder does not have to change his lifestyle.
Jon Pierik As the focus, restrictions and pressures on AFL players rise, it's little wonder Brad Sewell refers to life outside of the football bubble as 'normal'.
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 Collingwood coach defends skipper over alleged rough conduct on Paul Puopolo.
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 Brownlow medallist would ''hate'' to be a young player drafted now into the AFL.
Jon Pierik Brent Harvey will play his 18th season for North Melbourne next year after agreeing to terms.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says it was an easy decision to make to suspend Brownlow Medallist Dayne Swan for two matches for drinking six days before a match.
Jon Pierik On the eve of the new season, Mick Malthouse did not have a great deal of faith in the Sydney Swans.
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 North once signed a Brisbane rising star — and tried to woo the same man as coach.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse labels Richmond's game plan ''a bit disjointed".