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 Andrew Demetriou says rival clubs are 'absolutely delighted' with the progress of the Suns and GWS.
Jon Pierik Carlton wants clarification from umpires' department after contentious decisions on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its huge investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik Former AFL powerbroker Ian Collins says the league is losing money and dividing fans with its investment in smaller markets.
Jon Pierik Tom Petroro has joined the AFL Players Association agents accreditation board.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach lashes out at the video review system for denying Jeff Garlett a goal.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach says next fortnight will be major test of Blues' development.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin warns Hawthorn can still improve despite sitting on top of the ladder.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Hawthorn football director says no Melbourne-based club can match GWS' offer for Lance Franklin.
Jon Pierik While Lance Franklin's goalkicking production may have dipped, Hawthorn's off-field performance continues to rise with the Hawks announcing record membership.
Jon Pierik Ability to negotiate opening seven rounds against fellow finalists from last year ensures Hawks are equal flag favourites with Geelong.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn's forward line passes another major examination in cruising past Sydney.
Jon Pierik Injury to Ryan Schoenmakers may mean he needs a knee reconstruction.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn, according to many, had the toughest opening seven rounds.
Jon Pierik It was something special when Lance Franklin capped a dashing piece of play.
Jon Pierik The threat posed by a visiting marksman has Mick Malthouse concerned.
Jon Pierik Brian Lake was recruited in a bid to improve a defence that struggled to contain power forwards.
Jon Pierik Brilliant small forward hurt in bruising three-point win against North Melbourne.
Jon Pierik Skipper ''raring to go'' ahead of his return against the West Coast Eagles.
Jon Pierik Free agents will continue to be the main focus of fans and media this season.