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 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 Fremantle great says a current player deserves to be involved in major meetings.
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 AFL medical directors Peter Harcourt and Harry Unglik will brief club chief executives at drugs summit.
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda tagger claims that to this day he still does not know who was responsible.
Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed the Magpies have little room to manoeuvre under a bulging salary cap this season as they seek to re-sign Travis Cloke and Dayne Beams.
Jon Pierik Magpies believe Paul Connors and high number of players he has at the club could work in their favour.
Jon Pierik AFL captains believe system turns home-and-away season into more of a grind.
Jon Pierik Contract discussions between Collingwood and Ben Reid slow as impasse with Travis Cloke continues.
Jake Niall and Jon Pierik Richmond says it believes Travis Cloke will stay with the Magpies.
Jon Pierik Brad Sewell says the pain of last year’s preliminary final loss will live with him forever.
Jon Pierik New president of AFL Players Association asks players to ensure collective voice heard.
Jon Pierik Premiership defender Heath Shaw says family history dictated he re-sign with the Magpies - and he has urged his uncontracted teammates to follow suit.
Jon Pierik The Pies have toppled the Blues by an average of 40 points in their past five meetings - a point not lost on the Carlton players.
Jon Pierik Jon Pierik turns the spotlight onto tomorrow night's Blues-Magpies clash.
Jon Pierik The AFL Players Association will monitor injured players returning to the field during matches as part of its review of the interchange system.
Jon Pierik Brad Green's horror season has continued. He's expected to be sidelined for a month.