Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.


Jim Stynes gets a bronze statue at the MCG

Jim Stynes

Jon Pierik Jim Stynes will join the sporting greats immortalised with a bronze statue outside the MCG.


Stynes' role in alleged tanking a delicate issue

Jim Stynes.

Jon Pierik Role former president had in controversy remains a delicate issue for the AFL.

Tank or no tank, Dees sunk


Jon Pierik When this entire ugly episode is over, there won't be a winner.

Connolly claims conspiracy

Chris Connolly

Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Chris Connolly rejects claims the now infamous "vault" meeting even took place.


'Difficult' season still haunts Demons board

Demons logo

Jon Pierik Demons' board of 2009 insists it had no knowledge of any alleged tanking.


From woe to go: haunting of the Demons played out in blood


Jon Pierik The woeful start to this season meant, to use baseball parlance, three strikes and out.

Demons tanked: McLean

Brock McLean

Jon Pierik Former Melbourne midfielder confirms what had long been suspected — that the Demons tanked in 2009.

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Demons burning with ambition: McLardy

Don McLardy

Jon Pierik New Melbourne president says this year's campaign about regaining lost credibility.

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Demons aiming for high 5

Jon Pierik Melbourne president says Demons aim to become one of top five power clubs of Victorian football.


Time to deliver says Demon Trengove

Youngster's Jack Grimes [L]and Jack Trengove [R] were today annouced as Co captains of The Melbourne Football Club . 3rd February 2012.Photo Vince Caligiuri ,The Age

Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain has warned against pulling out the 'potential' card when it suits.

Dees in talks over series for Stynes

Jim Stynes.

Jon Pierik Possibility of honouring Stynes with international rules series split between Dublin and Melbourne.

New life, but same Demons

Sandwiched: Brisbane Lion Daniel Merrett is dragged off the ball by Colin Garland (top) and Josh Tynan.

Jon Pierik This was to be the day when the Demons honoured Jim Stynes on the scoreboard.

Saviour Stynes quits

Jim Stynes

Jon Pierik Jim Stynes night hailed as the saviour of the Melbourne Football Club.