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 While player agents may be concerned, Geelong chief executive Brian Cook does not believe the expected abolition of the veterans' allowance will have a great impact on the retention of seasoned...
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke may be regarded as the premier power forward in the AFL, but a deeper analysis of his game has meant he is not classified as one of the league's elite players.
Alex Nicholson, Jon Pierik Lance Franklin has made a 'fantastic' impression on his new Sydney teammates.
Jon Pierik Enjoying life under a new regime, Jack Watts says is ready to play a key role in a revamped midfield.
Jon Pierik Dual Brownlow medallist urges grand final umpires to keep a close eye on Fremantle tagger.
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 and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.
Jon Pierik Geelong president Colin Carter says the Cats are determined to remain a strong team in the next three years as the club continues to circle Travis Boak.
Jon Pierik Geelong reminds football world it remains a legitimate premiership threat.
Jon Pierik Matthew Scarlett remains one of the premier full-backs in the competition but his career could soon be over.
Jon Pierik Wayne Carey backs Geelong coach Chris Scott over criticism of umpiring interpretations.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach defends skipper over alleged rough conduct on Paul Puopolo.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn midfielder says week off and depth of talent will have them well positioned come preliminary final.
Jon Pierik The manner in which AFL clubs handle concussed players could improve next season.
Jon Pierik Former Geelong captain Ben Graham says AFL should consider mandatory week off for concussed players.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Jon Pierik Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.
Jon Pierik Stipulation that players have a set day off a week has met resistance by a handful of clubs unwilling to alter their long-held schedules.
Jon Pierik Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats will look to accelerate the development of their youth.