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.
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 and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt fears two-tiered league unless action taken to ease equalisation concerns.
Jon Pierik AFL captains propose delaying annual start of pre-season training until January 1.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel talks about his close family bonds – and his desire for more success with his football family.
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 GREG WILLIAMS says he has gone public with his revelations of brain damage in a bid to help footballers of all ages.
Jon Pierik THE AFL and Carlton have organised a deal allowing more than half of Chris Judd's contentious payments as a Visy ambassador to be paid as part of the Blues' injury payments allowance.
Jon Pierik Greg Williams says he has gone public with his revelations of brain damage in a bid to help footballers of all ages.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd reveals he wants to play on next season, and is delighted his contentious deal with Visy has been settled.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Joel Selwood will continue to play the game his way, despite Greg Williams' concerns.
Jon Pierik Chris Judd wants to play on next season, and is delighted his deal with Visy is settled.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel looked very much the part modelling a range of suits last week.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Tom Hawkins has pledged another three years to Geelong as Travis Boak may have played his last game for the Power.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Power accuses the Cats of being disrespectful in their pursuit of Travis Boak.
Jon Pierik Geelong president Colin Carter says the Cats are determined to remain a strong team in the next three years as the club continues to circle Travis Boak.
Jon Pierik Claims that emerging midfielder has re-signed with Port Adelaide.