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 Essendon adamant playing group can end month of on-field misery against fierce rival Carlton.
Jon Pierik Essendon is 'very confident' captain Jobe Watson is physically ready for Sunday's blockbuster.
Jon Pierik Bombers admit they need to improve their efficiency inside attacking 50.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse, shocked after his Blues were over-run by Essendon on Friday night, has praised the standard of umpiring but suggested a video replay should have been used to clarify a...
Jon Pierik Essendon coach left to lament his team's lack of intensity in a bruising clash.
Jon Pierik Throughout the supplements saga of recent months, Essendon has remained focused.
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Jon Pierik Essendon coach adamant he will be in a "very, very good position" when he speaks to authorities in the supplements investigation.
Jon Pierik Essendon remains hopeful Michael Hurley's wrist injury is not as bad as first feared.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs forward Shaun Higgins will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Carlton hands out a hammering to Essendon, with a first-half that blows its rivals away.
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 Essendon set to unveil several key players against St Kilda in Wangaratta.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne's big need is to finally match it with the league's elite.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Reigning Copeland Trophy winner Scott Pendlebury has re-signed with Collingwood, ending speculation that he would be one of Greater Western Sydney’s prized recruits.
Jon Pierik Essendon has almost certainly lost forward Michael Hurley to injury.
Jon Pierik Unbeaten Bombers seek to snap string of five straight thumpings by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury emerges as Brownlow favourite after injury to Suns captain.