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 St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has revealed that Ross Lyon would have secured a major pay increase had he remained with the Saints, and has denied the former coach was misled during...
Jon Pierik Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik The AFL has admitted the umpires had erred in not calling for a video replay after Richmond appeared to be denied a goal in a one-point loss to Fremantle on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Throughout the supplements saga of recent months, Essendon has remained focused.
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.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Winless after two rounds, St Kilda coach Scott Watters says his team is in a rebuilding mode, casting doubt on the Saints' ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik St Kilda coach casts doubt on his team's ability to compete for the finals.
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 Veteran playmaker says the Saints will have the game to compete against any rival in 2013.
Jon Pierik Brendon Goddard must decide whether a three-year contract worth up to $1.95 million is enough to keep him at St Kilda.
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda tagger claims that to this day he still does not know who was responsible.
Jon Pierik Last night's clash between Sydney and St Kilda was always going to be about two things.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president vows to declare ''war on the world'' and Fremantle if Travis Cloke defects to the west.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says dropped midfielder remains an important player.
Jon Pierik Justin Koschitzke's off-field family has helped him deal with highs and lows of football.
Jon Pierik Fremantle CEO says he's most surprised by Ross Lyon's 'good sense of humour'.
Jon Pierik Coach Brett Ratten has urged his team not to become football's version of the Big Dipper.
Jon Pierik Marc Murphy says the Blues are intent on emerging with the necessary vigour required to topple Fremantle and silence a parochial Perth crowd tomorrow night.