Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.

AFL

McLachlan invites AFL coaches over for a homely chat

Gillon McLachlan has asked all 18 senior coaches to his home for an informal chat.

Jon Pierik Debate over the need for official accreditation and a desire to have a more constructive say in the growth and well-being of the game will be discussed by senior club coaches when they meet AFL chief...

AFL

Magpie Ben Reid has new injury setback

Ben Reid

Jon Pierik The immediate future of Collingwood swingman Ben Reid is in doubt after suffering another injury setback.

AFL

Collingwood CEO Gary Pert predicts Pie flag within three years

Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert.

Jon Pierik Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has heightened expectations at his powerful club, declaring the Magpies expect to win a premiership within the next three years.

Wayne Carey accuses Collingwood of playing 'bruise-free' football

Collingwood v Fremantle AFL round 1 Etihad Stadium , Michael Walters kicks a goal despite pressure from Tom Langdon
Photo Pat Scala The Age
Friday the 14th of March 2014

Jon Pierik AFL legend Wayne Carey has accused Collingwood of playing ''bruise-free'' football against Fremantle on Friday night.

AFL

Magpies re-sign key trio

Playing on: Steele Sidebottom.

Jon Pierik Collingwood is delighted to confirm it has re-signed the premiership winning trio of Nathan Brown, Ben Reid and Steele Sidebottom.

AFL

Kevin Sheedy and Garry Lyon concerned about standard of play

Kevin Sheedy

Jon Pierik Kevin Sheedy has urged the game's decision-makers to consider restricting players to certain parts of the ground, as the style and standard of the game emerges as a serious issue.

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AFL

'Bali belly' strikes some senior Magpies

Dayne Beams.

Jon Pierik Midfielder Dayne Beams and centre-half forward Travis Cloke among those affected.

AFL

Numbers game puts cap in play

Jon Pierik Spike in average number of interchange rotations in past month could intensify need for AFL to introduce cap.

AFL

Season over for Thomas as Blues wait in wings

Dale Thomas.

Jon Pierik Carlton makes official contact with Dale Thomas' management, as midfielder out for season.

Motlop to join indigenous squad for tour of Ireland

Jon Pierik Geelong star Steven Motlop is set to be one of the headline acts when the AFL finalises its all-indigenous team for the International Rules Series tour of Ireland in October.

Roos '50-50' on coaching return

Paul Roos

Jon Pierik Melbourne's hopes of securing the prized signature of Paul Roos have been given a major boost, with the former Swans premiership coach indicating a heightened interest in the role.

AFL

Roos '50-50' on coaching return

Paul Roos

Jon Pierik Melbourne's hopes of securing prized signature of Paul Roos given a major boost.

AFL

Critics question Roos' $1.5m deal

Jon Pierik Paul Roos indicates he is almost ready to coach and help orchestrate a major rebuild.

AFL

Williams a Magpie until 2017

Marley Williams.

Jon Pierik and Jesse Hogan Pies lose lost long-time director of sports science, extend contract of Marley Williams.

Dogs ask fans to stay the course

Chris Grant and Doug Hawkins

Jon Pierik As captain of the Western Bulldogs in the years after the relative success of the Terry Wallace era, Chris Grant knew there would be a period of rebuilding that would require patience.

Rocket power

Rodney Eade

Martin Blake and Jon Pierik Rodney Eade a potential candidate, Scott Burns endorsed as coach-in-waiting after Matthew Primus quits Port Adelaide.

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Malthouse won't travel to coach

Mick Malthouse

Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse interested in coaching again, but not at Port Adelaide.

AFL

Wallace: 'I'm interested'

Terry Wallace.

Jon Pierik Wallace is interested, Williams is available and Bailey and Bickley should be considered when Port Adelaide begins to assess prospective coaching applicants.

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Bulldogs sign Higgins for two more years

Top Dog: Shaun Higgins, pictured at Whitten Oval yesterday, wants a leadership role at the Western Bulldogs.

Jon Pierik Small forward determined to return to leadership group and help fast-track club's regeneration.

North's 'great' team plan

Best of the Roo boys: Malcolm Blight and Wayne Carey at the Kangaroos' team of the century function in 2001.

Jon Pierik How club legends Malcolm Blight and Wayne Carey could have shared the Roos' coaching job in 2009.