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 Winless after two rounds, St Kilda coach Scott Watters says his team is in a rebuilding mode, casting doubt on the Saints' ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik St Kilda coach casts doubt on his team's ability to compete for the finals.
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 Jimmy Bartel has suggested a way to make it tougher to return to the field after a head knock.
Jon Pierik Veteran playmaker says the Saints will have the game to compete against any rival in 2013.
Jon Pierik Here is the news St Kilda supporters have wanted to read. Lenny Hayes' preparation for the impending AFL campaign is progressing superbly.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt remains open to relinquishing the St Kilda captaincy as he works towards a contract extension.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Brendon Goddard must decide whether a three-year contract worth up to $1.95 million is enough to keep him at St Kilda.
Jon Pierik While the focus today will be Carlton coach Brett Ratten, this match may become a farewell of another kind.
Jon Pierik St Kilda began this clash at the MCG with the zest of a team determined to remain in the finals picture.
Jon Pierik Emerging St Kilda ruckman Rhys Stanley has agreed to a new three-year contract.
Jon Pierik Justin Koschitzke's off-field family has helped him deal with highs and lows of football.
Jon Pierik With the start of the AFL's pre-season competition less than three weeks away, it's time to go around the grounds and check up on the clubs' injury lists.
Jon Pierik St Kilda has worked diligently through summer to rehabilitate its off-field image.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.
Jon Pierik The AFL Coaches Association has now weighed in on the interpretation of the tackling law.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Matthew Lloyd fears players risk becoming quadriplegics unless the AFL takes immediate action.
Jon Pierik Last night's clash between Sydney and St Kilda was always going to be about two things.
Jon Pierik David Schwarz claims dysfunctional playing group deserves only 75 per cent of salary cap.