Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.


Travis Boak says Port Adelaide must go to a new level

No looking back: Travis Boak says Port must go to another level.

Jon Pierik It would be wrong to suggest Port Adelaide caught its rivals napping last season.

Josh Gibson says Hawks can shut down potent Power attack

Josh Gibson speaks to the media at Waverley Park on Tuesday.

Jon Pierik Port Adelaide's goal-kicking capabilities have been reinforced in two stunning September wins, but Hawthorn defender Josh Gibson is confident his team has the versatility to quell a Power uprising.


Loyal Boak signs four-year Port deal

Travis Boak.

Jon Pierik Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak has all but ensured he will be a one-club player after signing a four-year contract extension.


Blues' Ed Curnow emerges as AFL's No. 2 tagger

Ryan Crowley confronts Hawthorn's Sam Mitchell during the 2013 grand final.

Jon Pierik The hard-working Curnow won 15 of his 18 match-ups last season.


On the run: captains, leaders to step up


Jon Pierik AFL cuts runners from two to one as part of a bid to help clear up the field.

The face of football

The ace: Geelong forward Tom Hawkins.

Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.

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Tiger six-pack rates a mention

Sherrin dice.

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.

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AFL coaches: the class of 2013

AFL coaches.

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.

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Turning on the Power

Port Adelaide celebrates

Jon Pierik Port Adelaide is stirring things up both on the field and off.


Players' new man

Tom Petroro

Jon Pierik Tom Petroro has joined the AFL Players Association agents accreditation board.


Tigers, Blues miss All-Australian nod

Gary Ablett.

Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.

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Cats determined to stay a force: Carter

Geelong celebrate their win over Carlton

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.

Boak a done deal, says Tredrea

Travis Boak.

Jon Pierik Claims that emerging midfielder has re-signed with Port Adelaide.

Rocket power

Rodney Eade

Martin Blake and Jon Pierik Rodney Eade a potential candidate, Scott Burns endorsed as coach-in-waiting after Matthew Primus quits Port Adelaide.

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Dark shadows

Power cut: Matthew Primus gives parting comments yesterday after being told his coaching contract will not be renewed.

Jon Pierik What does the Power really bring to the competition besides continual headaches?

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Demons to cash up for trade-fest

Demons logo

Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.

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Kickbacks for agents banned

Adrian Anderson.

Jon Pierik Kickbacks to player agents to encourage their talent to switch clubs banned.


Cats hope Chapman stays

Paul Chapman

Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook confident triple-premiership midfielder will remain.


Preview: NAB Cup Round 1, Week 2

Ashley Porter and Jon Pierik This afternoon's triple-header between Port Adelaide, Adelaide and Carlton will close out the first round of the NAB Cup.

Stars out for Blues, Demons

Carlton Logo

Jon Pierik Carlton, Melbourne dealt major blows on the eve of the AFL season.