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 Swans premiership ruckman is out of contract, with negotiations yet to begin on what his management hopes could be a new four-year deal.
Jon Pierik Lions likely to look for new coach unless they make finals, says Leigh Matthews.
Jon Pierik After another strong personal and team performance by Fremantle at Etihad Stadium last weekend, Docker Michael Barlow had a quick chat with Dale Morris, the Western Bulldogs defender.
Compiled by Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik take a look at the men guiding the 18 teams in the AFL fray.
Jon Pierik Full-time option will not be adopted next season but could be done in 2014,
Jon Pierik, Jared Lynch THE Swans were surprised last night by claims that ruckman Shane Mumford could be cited for alleged misconduct in Friday night's preliminary final win over Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Rhyce Shaw says he is now more Swan than Magpie.
Jon Pierik Paul Roos says Sydney is better placed to capitalise on its latest premiership than it was in 2005.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse will decide within a week whether to coach Carlton.
Jon Pierik Carlton president Stephen Kernahan accuses players of treating trip to Gold Coast as a holiday.
Jon Pierik While Mick Malthouse is the favourite to replace Brett Ratten as coach of Carlton next season, there are Blues board members who believe Paul Roos could yet be the saviour.
Jon Pierik While there is support for Paul Roos from the Carlton board, it appears the feeling is not reciprocated.
Martin Blake and Jon Pierik Rodney Eade a potential candidate, Scott Burns endorsed as coach-in-waiting after Matthew Primus quits Port Adelaide.
Jon Pierik Former Sydney coach says he is leaning to never again take on the top role.
Jon Pierik, Matt Murnane Carlton is incensed at Eddie McGuire's suggestion Mick Malthouse would be a good fit for the Blues.
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 Carlton president Stephen Kernahan refuses to guarantee that Brett Ratten would coach out the season.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley and Mark Neeld agree ''two and two'' substitute rule would prompt recruiting change.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse labels Richmond's game plan ''a bit disjointed".
Jon Pierik Gold Coast football director Malcolm Blight says coach Guy McKenna has no reason to be nervous about his future and will know his fate by mid-season.