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.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Collingwood's 2010 premiership captain Nick Maxwell has confirmed his retirement from the AFL following his season-ending ankle injury suffered last weekend.
Jon Pierik As coach Nathan Buckley revealed the Magpies' long injury list may have been as a result of training players "to the edge and potentially over the top", the Collingwood faithful will have a chance to...
Jon Pierik While there is a growing expectation Chris Judd will retire this year, the Carlton champion's statistics suggest he should seriously consider playing on next year.
Jon Pierik Emerging Collingwood defender Paul Seedsman says the Magpies will attack Sunday's crunch clash against Adelaide as if it was a final.
Jon Pierik Upon recently announcing his career was over, Maxwell took developing backman Paul Seedsman aside and said he would still be happy to critique his game.
Jon Pierik Don't expect Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley to make the same mistake he did last year - not tagging Gold Coast superstar Gary Ablett.
Jon Pierik Collingwood tagger Brent Macaffer has arguably had more publicity this week than through his entire career, with his exploits - and tactics - in becoming a master tagger dominating headlines.
Jon Pierik Geelong is hopeful defenders Tom Lonergan and Corey Enright will resume against Carlton on Friday night, while Allen Christensen is set to make his comeback after a pre-season marred by hip and back...
Jon Pierik Luke Ball says grumblings at Collingwood last season were a result of poor form.
Jon Pierik How AFL premiers can join the short list of those who followed up with another flag.
Jon Pierik Coach Nathan Buckley looking for greater goalkicking support for power forward.
Jon Pierik Geelong midfielder Allen Christensen is set to miss the opening half of the season after having back surgery on Friday.
Jon Pierik Collingwood defender Marley Williams will not play in this weekend's practice match and has left the Magpies' training camp on the Gold Coast.
Jon Pierik Collingwood defender Marley Williams has revealed he is "devastated" but feels it is the right decision to not play senior football until he faces sentencing in a West Australian court in April.
Jon Pierik AFL legend Wayne Carey has accused Collingwood of playing ''bruise-free'' football against Fremantle on Friday night.
Jon Pierik A ''devastated'' Marley Williams will continue to train with Collingwood but feels it is the right call to avoid playing senior football until he faces sentencing in a West Australian court in April.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel says AFL is doing enough to guard against match fixing.
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.