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.
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 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 Jimmy Bartel looked very much the part modelling a range of suits last week.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Gary Ablett continues to show why he remains one of the game's greatest talents.
Jon Pierik Blues announce that coach's scheduled media conference for this morning cancelled.
Jon Pierik St Kilda captain tears tendon behind his right knee and is in doubt for game against Geelong.
Jon Pierik Wayne Carey backs Geelong coach Chris Scott over criticism of umpiring interpretations.
Jon Pierik St Kilda defender James Gwilt confident team has enough scoring options to push Cats.
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 Geelong coach Chris Scott says the Cats will look to accelerate the development of their youth.
Jon Pierik Bid to give umpires better chance of ensuring all goal-line decisions are right.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn champion Lance Franklin believes the vast expanses of Patersons Stadium will suit his team on Saturday and backs the Hawks' undersized defence to contain the Eagles.
Jon Pierik AFL says power failure to blame for breakdown in communication between the umpires.
Jon Pierik Tom Hawkins has pledged another three years to Geelong as Travis Boak may have played his last game for the Power.