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 Jimmy Bartel says AFL is doing enough to guard against match fixing.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Scott Pendlebury admits Pies "just a middle-of-the-rung side", but denies they need a rebuild.
Jon Pierik Matthew Scarlett has opened up about his dislike for Nick Maxwell, declaring the Collingwood captain was not respected by the Cats.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Darren Jolly could play for two more years.
Jon Pierik Nick Riewoldt remains open to relinquishing the St Kilda captaincy as he works towards a contract extension.
Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.
Jon Pierik As the Magpies look forward to a break and beginning afresh, vice-captain Scott Pendlebury believes there is no reason why they cannot again feature in the top four next season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell says the Magpies have created the right 'culture' to retain their uncontracted players.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Hawks ruckman David Hale says team confident it has the game plan to again dislodge Pies.
Jon Pierik AS A high school teacher in the making, David Hale will no doubt espouse the benefits of learning to his pupils when his days at Hawthorn are over.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach defends skipper over alleged rough conduct on Paul Puopolo.
Jon Pierik Collingwood turns the spotlight on its midfielders, declaring they will need to improve their ball use and help deliver goals if the Magpies are to prevail in tonight's semi-final against West Coast.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says it was an easy decision to make to suspend Brownlow Medallist Dayne Swan for two matches for drinking six days before a match.
Jon Pierik Billy Swan says son Dane has accepted his punishment from Collingwood but suggests that had Mick Malthouse still been coach the champion midfielder would not have been suspended for a late-night...
Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.
Jon Pierik Andrew Krakouer to diligently pursue rehabilitation program outlined by Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Return of Jarryd Roughead buoys Hawthorn after three-point win over Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn fell just short of joining the league's elite last season but made amends last night.