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 While Luke Ball believes he has enough "competitive juice" to play on next season, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said a decision on the future of the veteran midfielder will be made in the "cold,...
Jon Pierik Luke Ball says grumblings at Collingwood last season were a result of poor form.
Jon Pierik Emerging Collingwood defender Paul Seedsman says the Magpies will attack Sunday's crunch clash against Adelaide as if it was a final.
Jon Pierik The murky underground battle attempting to discredit the AFL and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority continues, with a leaked affidavit of an AFL investigator suggesting there was a "joint...
Jon Pierik Joel Bowden, the former Richmond defender, is no longer in the running to become the AFL Players Association’s new chief executive.
Jon Pierik Geelong is hopeful defenders Tom Lonergan and Corey Enright will resume against Carlton on Friday night, while Allen Christensen is set to make his comeback after a pre-season marred by hip and back...
Jon Pierik Midfielder Dayne Beams and centre-half forward Travis Cloke among those affected.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke may be regarded as the premier power forward in the AFL, but a deeper analysis of his game has meant he is not classified as one of the league's elite players.
Jon Pierik Coach Nathan Buckley looking for greater goalkicking support for power forward.
Jon Pierik If former Giant Taylor Adams was concerned about seeking the respect of his new captain Scott Pendlebury, he needn't worry.
Jon Pierik A ''devastated'' Marley Williams will continue to train with Collingwood but feels it is the right call to avoid playing senior football until he faces sentencing in a West Australian court in April.
Jon Pierik AFL medical directors Peter Harcourt and Harry Unglik will brief club chief executives at drugs summit.
Jon Pierik Collingwood midfielders Dale Thomas and Luke Ball unlikely to play major roles in NAB Cup.
Jon Pierik Drew Petrie says players must not be victimised if there is change to the illicit drugs policy.
Jon Pierik Fremantle great says a current player deserves to be involved in major meetings.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players Association president Luke Ball insists voluntary illicit-drugs policy has helped players.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Players must understand that any contact to the head is likely to result in suspension.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has admitted that he had made a mistake in not tagging Gary Ablett during Saturday night's shock loss to the Gold Coast Suns.
Jon Pierik Collingwood will hope its potential elimination final on the first weekend of the finals will be held on a Sunday.
Jon Pierik Heath Shaw puts forward the case why Alan Didak should play against Port.