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 Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its huge investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn football director says no Melbourne-based club can match GWS' offer for Lance Franklin.
Jon Pierik It is one of football's great debates, but Gary Ablett jnr has an emphatic response: he is not as good as his equally famous father.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs register stunning 68-point win over a listless Brisbane Lions unit.
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 Hawthorn will look to continue contract negotiations with Lance Franklin despite the superstar forward putting talks on hold until the end of the season.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin says Hawthorn is 'shocked' that he has put contract renegotiations on hold and admits the uncertainty over his future is going to be a distraction for the club.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin's manager says scenario is different to Gary Ablett jnr's move to the Suns.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Jon Pierik St Kilda supporters may not have to wait long next season to vent their displeasure at their former star Brendon Goddard.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Kickbacks to player agents to encourage their talent to switch clubs banned.
Jon Pierik As the Travis Cloke contract saga rolls on, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he does not harbour the same fears Mark Thompson had when Gary Ablett was contemplating leaving Geelong two years ago.
Jon Pierik Fremantle does not feel it is at a disadvantage in trying to lure Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik Claims that emerging midfielder has re-signed with Port Adelaide.