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 Leading sports psychologist Phil Jauncey urges players to embrace off-field pain.
Jon Pierik The intense battle for the AFL viewer has taken an unusual twist, with AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou agreeing to be a regular panellist on the return of Channel Seven’s pioneering chat show,...
Jon Pierik The supplements saga has dominated the AFL season. Here's what happened.
Jon Pierik As James Hird declared he was 'very confident' of remaining as coach, Essendon began to analyse an interim 400-page document from ASADA.
Jon Pierik Premiership star Sam Kekovich says troubling run of fade-outs must rest with coach Brad Scott.
Jon Pierik Matthew Lloyd says there is a growing feeling the players will escape censure.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke may be searching for his iPod again to improve his accuracy.
Jon Pierik While Essendon coach James Hird took umbrage with a jeering Perth crowd, retired great Matthew Lloyd says the ''big concern'' is what awaits the Bombers when the doping investigation is complete.
Jon Pierik Matthew Lloyd says ''big concern'' is what awaits Bombers after doping investigation.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has praised his senior players and denied the so-called Brat Pack is involved in a power play, declaring his entire list understands there are "non-negotiables" to...
Jon Pierik Bombers admit they need to improve their efficiency inside attacking 50.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has revealed defender Harry Taylor will ink a new long-term deal with the Cats when he returns from a mid-season break in Bali.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has revealed Harry Taylor will ink a new long-term deal.
Jon Pierik Dylan Grimes is hopeful of a two-year contract extension at Richmond.
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 Adelaide struggles to deal with sliding rule in season-opening 35-point loss.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder claims several players to blame for grand final loss to Sydney.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach closely questioned by his board over the club's soft-tissue injury epidemic.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt says club not ''anchored'' to the past and ready to forge a new era.
Jon Pierik Coach Brett Ratten has urged his team not to become football's version of the Big Dipper.