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 It would be wrong to suggest Port Adelaide caught its rivals napping last season.
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.
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.
Jon Pierik The hard-working Curnow won 15 of his 18 match-ups last season.
Jon Pierik AFL cuts runners from two to one as part of a bid to help clear up the field.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
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.
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 Port Adelaide is stirring things up both on the field and off.
Jon Pierik Tom Petroro has joined the AFL Players Association agents accreditation board.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.
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 Claims that emerging midfielder has re-signed with Port Adelaide.
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 Geelong chief executive Brian Cook confident triple-premiership midfielder will remain.
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.
Jon Pierik Carlton, Melbourne dealt major blows on the eve of the AFL season.