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.

Essendon lodges Goddard paperwork with AFL

Brendon Goddard at training

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.

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An anxious wait for Russell to revive career

Jordan Russell.

Jon Pierik Former Carlton defender was confident he would join Port for 2013 season.

Deciding to leave Hawks was 'difficult': Young

Clinton Young.

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.

Young set to right old wrongs

Clinton Young

Jon Pierik Clinton Young speaks about how difficult it had been to leave the Hawks.

AFL trading - club by club

Stephen Gilham

Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.

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AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

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.

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Alan Didak, Andrew Krakouer head six Collingwood delistings

Andrew Krakouer

Michael Gleeson, Jon Pierik UPDATE: Andrew Krakouer will look to shift to a new club after he was dumped by Collingwood.

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Magpie denies Bucks war

Collingwood's Scott Pendlebury

Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.

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Russell on the rebound

Jordan Russell

Jon Pierik Jordan Russell ''hurt'' by missing selection in last year's finals series.


Preview: NAB Cup Round 1, Week 2

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.

Clubs' days of reckoning

Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.

Tigers, Blues to make a statement

Carlton coach Brett Ratten.

Jon Pierik Season-opener a chance to make a statement of intent for the season.

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Ablett knee adds to horror list of injuries

Hop it: Gary Ablett is helped from the ground.

Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.


Blues to go on the attack

Essendon's Sam Lonergan tackles Carlton's Marc Murphy.

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.


Cloke watch: parties meet to resolve contract impasse

Travis Cloke.

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.

Magpies push to end deadlock on Cloke

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.


Demons weigh in with $5m Cloke bid

Jon Pierik Long said to be a suitor, Melbourne has officially emerged as a major player in the fight for Travis Cloke's prized signature, offering the Collingwood premiership forward a contract of $5 million...

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