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 Former Melbourne forward Liam Jurrah will be welcomed back into the AFL once he has served his jail sentence.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne forward was charged with drink-driving in Adelaide.
Jon Pierik Role former president had in controversy remains a delicate issue for the AFL.
Jon Pierik Melbourne's defeats in rounds 17, 18 and 22 to Sydney, Richmond and St Kilda respectively under scrutiny.
Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.
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 Jack Grimes avoids what initially was feared as season-ending shoulder injury.
Jon Pierik Ex-Pie urges greater investment in indigenous support at club and commission level.
Jon Pierik Carlton, Melbourne dealt major blows on the eve of the AFL season.
Jon Pierik AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou denies orchestrating Matt Rendell's resignation.
Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain has warned against pulling out the 'potential' card when it suits.
Jon Pierik Possibility of honouring Stynes with international rules series split between Dublin and Melbourne.
Jon Pierik and Jared Lynch Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs last night remained the only Victorian clubs yet to win.
Jon Pierik Former Fremantle coach urges Melbourne's board not to turn on coach Mark Neeld.
Jon Pierik Struggling Demons forward persuades coach to delay his comeback by at least a week.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says nervous forward has mental strength and resilience to return.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach says challenge for Liam Jurrah now is to focus on football.
Jon Pierik Two matches during Dean Bailey's tenure, in particular, have been under the spotlight.