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 Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik Need to add a midfielder who can run and carry the ball and deliver it cleanly inside attacking 50 encouraged Collingwood to secure Clinton Young.
Jon Pierik Clinton Young speaks about how difficult it had been to leave the Hawks.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Josh Caddy may join Geelong, St Kilda or North Melbourne having met with all three clubs.
Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.
Jon Pierik and Emma Quayle Collingwood and Melbourne have discussed a blockbuster trade that would send Sharrod Wellingham and Chris Dawes to the Demons in return for pick No. 4 in the national draft.
Jon Pierik Melbourne insists pick 20 will be a fair trade for Chris Dawes when it attempts to broker a deal for the Collingwood key forward.
Jon Pierik West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.
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 Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell says the Magpies have created the right 'culture' to retain their uncontracted players.
Jon Pierik TRAVIS Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy payday in his fifth season.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke and Collingwood have reopened contract discussions, with the Magpies showing a willingness to budge on clauses restricting his bid for a healthy pay day in his fifth season.
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 As innuendo grows, club official moves to defend the champion forward.
Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.
Jon Pierik The intrigue over Travis Cloke's future continues, with the star forward and the Magpies at loggerheads over the length of a new contract and a fifth club yesterday entering the fray.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has confirmed the Magpies have little room to manoeuvre under a bulging salary cap this season as they seek to re-sign Travis Cloke and Dayne Beams.