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 Carlton hopes expected return of defender will help improve its composure.
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 Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik New Blues coach says one of his most pressing tasks will be to lift standards of champion midfielder's teammates.
Jon Pierik Carlton hands out a hammering to Essendon, with a first-half that blows its rivals away.
Jon Pierik, Matt Murnane Carlton is incensed at Eddie McGuire's suggestion Mick Malthouse would be a good fit for the Blues.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says nervous forward has mental strength and resilience to return.
Jon Pierik Essendon has almost certainly lost forward Michael Hurley to injury.
Jon Pierik Unbeaten Bombers seek to snap string of five straight thumpings by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Marc Murphy says the Blues are intent on emerging with the necessary vigour required to topple Fremantle and silence a parochial Perth crowd tomorrow night.
Jon Pierik The Pies have toppled the Blues by an average of 40 points in their past five meetings - a point not lost on the Carlton players.
Jon Pierik Jon Pierik turns the spotlight onto tomorrow night's Blues-Magpies clash.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.
Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik This afternoon's triple-header between Port Adelaide, Adelaide and Carlton will close out the first round of the NAB Cup.