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 The threat posed by a visiting marksman has Mick Malthouse concerned.
Jon Pierik It was something special when Lance Franklin capped a dashing piece of play.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik Michael Jamison says team refuses to use growing pains with new game plan as excuse.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Carlton's defenders ready to welcome and embrace Mick Malthouse's renowned defensive mantra.
Jon Pierik Carlton faces up to the fact that it has little chance of playing in the finals this year.
Chloe Saltau and Jon Pierik Carlton premiership star Mark Maclure believes Brett Ratten's coaching future rests on whether he can salvage something from the Blues' horror season over the next two months.
Jon Pierik Brett Ratten eases speculation about his future as Carlton thumps Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Shattered Chris Judd will argue that he was only trying to prevent a handball.
Jon Pierik Jordan Russell ''hurt'' by missing selection in last year's finals series.
Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik This afternoon's triple-header between Port Adelaide, Adelaide and Carlton will close out the first round of the NAB Cup.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain to be rested for another week and miss Sunday's clash.
Jon Pierik Carlton defender continues to make strong progress in his comeback.
Jon Pierik Carlton, Melbourne dealt major blows on the eve of the AFL season.
Jon Pierik Carlton ready to extend deal this season to make Chris Judd a Blue for life .
Jon Pierik Season-opener a chance to make a statement of intent for the season.
Jon Pierik There has barely been a moment when Chris Judd has not had to deal with expectations.
Jon Pierik Robbie Warnock wants to remain at Carlton but faces a fight to regain his spot in a team that has so far endorsed coach Brett Ratten's guarantee it will finish in the top four this season.
Jon Pierik Carlton midfielder Bryce Gibbs says he is close to re-signing with the Blues and believes defenders Michael Jamison and Nick Duigan are in line for a recall for Friday night’s blockbuster against...