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 Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik After just three years of Monday-night clashes, Carlton's Kade Simpson feels rivalry established.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Champion midfielder will not feature in the leadership group next season.
Jon Pierik The manner in which AFL clubs handle concussed players could improve next season.
Jon Pierik New Blues coach says one of his most pressing tasks will be to lift standards of champion midfielder's teammates.
Jon Pierik Carlton hands out a hammering to Essendon, with a first-half that blows its rivals away.
Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain will have his midfield focus on unglamorous grunt work of the game.
Jon Pierik Brett Ratten eases speculation about his future as Carlton thumps Collingwood.
Jon Pierik SCANS today have revealed Carlton midfielder Kade Simpson has a fractured jaw after a nasty collision with Sharrod Wellingham, which left the Magpies' midfielder on report on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley acknowledges Sharrod Wellingham will be suspended.
Jon Pierik Essendon and Carlton were last night outraged at suggestions they had mishandled players who had received serious knocks to the head at the weekend as debate over concussion resurfaced.
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 It's hard to get but Brock McLean is closing in on a midfield berth.
Jon Pierik Jon Pierik turns the spotlight onto tomorrow night's Blues-Magpies clash.
Jon Pierik Blues' midfielder suffers fractured shoulder and out for up to two months.