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 Hawthorn's forward line passes another major examination in cruising past Sydney.
Jon Pierik Ability to negotiate opening seven rounds against fellow finalists from last year ensures Hawks are equal flag favourites with Geelong.
Jon Pierik Injury to Ryan Schoenmakers may mean he needs a knee reconstruction.
Jon Pierik Brian Lake was recruited in a bid to improve a defence that struggled to contain power forwards.
Jon Pierik AFL will contact German company in quest to eradicate contentious goal-line decisions.
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 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 Jarryd Roughead confident the champion forward will remain at Hawthorn.
Jon Pierik Jarryd Roughead is confident Hawthorn can bounce back in 2013, writes Jon Pierik.
Jon Pierik Captain would then be primed later in the year for another premiership tilt.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder claims several players to blame for grand final loss to Sydney.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn has eight players who have kicked more than 20 goals this season.
Jon Pierik AS rain fell during today's traditional parade, Swans' rugby convert Mike Pyke could only say he was hopeful of facing Hawthorn, with the possibility Melbourne's fickle weather could dictate his...
Jon Pierik Sydney's rugby convert Mike Pyke could only say he was hopeful of facing Hawthorn.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Hawks ruckman David Hale says team confident it has the game plan to again dislodge Pies.
Jon Pierik AS A high school teacher in the making, David Hale will no doubt espouse the benefits of learning to his pupils when his days at Hawthorn are over.
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.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn should be revelling in on-field form, but it was on the back foot yesterday.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin's maturity as a footballer and person rewarded with elevation into the leadership group.