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 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 Bombers admit they need to improve their efficiency inside attacking 50.
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 Midfielder David Myers says win over Fremantle means Bombers are serious contenders.
Jon Pierik Essendon midfielder Brent Stanton says he is close to re-signing with the Bombers - but he has more immediate issues on his mind.
Jon Pierik Essendon defender Dyson Heppell is confident the Bombers will still boast productive key forwards against Port Adelaide on Saturday, despite the absence of a suspended Stewart Crameri and an injured...
Jon Pierik Essendon and Carlton were last night outraged at suggestions they had mishandled players who had received serious knocks to the head at the weekend as debate over concussion resurfaced.
Jon Pierik Bomber Dyson Heppell's star is still rising in a crucial season, writes Jon Pierik.
Jon Pierik Ruckman Paddy Ryder and forward MIchael Hurley the latest to be derailed by injury.
Jon Pierik Essendon confident Michael Hurley will return to battle this weekend.
Jon Pierik Coach says Bombers will understand progress made this season after next fortnight.
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.