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 and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Jon Pierik Former Carlton defender was confident he would join Port for 2013 season.
Jon Pierik Need to add a midfielder who can run and carry the ball and deliver it cleanly inside attacking 50 encouraged Collingwood to secure Clinton Young.
Jon Pierik Clinton Young speaks about how difficult it had been to leave the Hawks.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
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.
Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.
Jon Pierik Jordan Russell ''hurt'' by missing selection in last year's finals series.
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.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.
Jon Pierik Season-opener a chance to make a statement of intent for the season.
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.
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 Collingwood has moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties gather tonight in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik COLLINGWOOD last night moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties met in an attempt to thrash out his contract.