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 Port Adelaide is stirring things up both on the field and off.
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 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 Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook confident triple-premiership midfielder will remain.
Martin Blake and Jon Pierik Rodney Eade a potential candidate, Scott Burns endorsed as coach-in-waiting after Matthew Primus quits Port Adelaide.
Jon Pierik What does the Power really bring to the competition besides continual headaches?
Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.
Jon Pierik Kickbacks to player agents to encourage their talent to switch clubs banned.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus pretty sure Travis Boak will stay with Power.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus has intensified pressure on midfielder Travis Boak, revealing he wants an answer about his future within weeks and has not ruled out dropping him if he opts to...
Jon Pierik Tom Hawkins has pledged another three years to Geelong as Travis Boak may have played his last game for the Power.
Jon Pierik Gold Coast hopeful midfielder will follow the lead set by his fellow young teammates.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Collingwood has moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties gather tonight in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik COLLINGWOOD last night moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties met in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik Long said to be a suitor, Melbourne has officially emerged as a major player in the fight for Travis Cloke's prized signature, offering the Collingwood premiership forward a contract of $5 million...
Jon Pierik Try as Nathan Buckley might, the Cloke issue won't go away until the key forward decides to remain a Pie or accepts the riches on offer.
Jon Pierik Ruckman Paddy Ryder and forward MIchael Hurley the latest to be derailed by injury.
Jon Pierik Veteran Port Adelaide midfielder Brett Ebert says AFL player culture has changed dramatically.