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 Essendon midfielder Mark McVeigh is angry with what he had been told had possibly gone on at the club in 2012.
Jon Pierik As questions emerged whether Essendon's supplements program could have an impact on players' fertility, Bombers great Tim Watson, the father of club captain Jobe, says the drugs inquiry into a...
Jon Pierik Essendon coach left to lament his team's lack of intensity in a bruising clash.
Jon Pierik Essendon's players told to be truthful when interviews begin on Monday.
Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has accused some clubs of engaging in "scurrilous innuendo" to explain Essendon's unbeaten start to the season.
Jon Pierik Essendon almost certainly will need to reward him with a pay increase.
Jon Pierik Throughout the supplements saga of recent months, Essendon has remained focused.
Jon Pierik As the Essendon players arrived at Perth airport on Saturday morning, it was difficult to know what to make of the situation.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says players have pledged full support to besieged coach.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain Jobe Watson says the club's players have pledged their full support to besieged coach James Hird and look forward to the truth emerging in the anti-doping investigation.
Jon Pierik No coin for traditional pre-match toss determining which end the teams would kick to.
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 As the fallout over the drugs scandal continues, the Essendon family began to turn on itself, with two former players at loggerheads and a club champion questioning whether the Bombers had conducted...
Jon Pierik ESSENDON midfielder David Zaharakis could miss next month's NAB Cup after straining a quad muscle at training on Monday.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain switches management while Trent Cotchin divides his loyalty.
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.
Jon Pierik Essendon captain suggests a December 1 start date for all clubs.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.