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 Luke Ball says grumblings at Collingwood last season were a result of poor form.
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 Coach Nathan Buckley looking for greater goalkicking support for power forward.
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 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.
Jon Pierik Collingwood says it has learnt from its mid-season loss to Port Adelaide.
Jon Pierik Collingwood's players vow collectively to seek redemption next season.
Jon Pierik Hawk attributes his form to finding the right balance between the "bubble" and life outside.
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 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 Former St Kilda tagger claims that to this day he still does not know who was responsible.
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.