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 Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite moves closer to an AFL return this Sunday when he resumes playing.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik Collingwood forward thwarted in his attempt to wear his old, and recently banned, glove.
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 Travis Cloke will do volunteer work with the Salvation Army as punishment for parking.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn will look to continue contract negotiations with Lance Franklin despite the superstar forward putting talks on hold until the end of the season.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin says Hawthorn is 'shocked' that he has put contract renegotiations on hold and admits the uncertainty over his future is going to be a distraction for the club.
Jon Pierik Lance Franklin's manager says scenario is different to Gary Ablett jnr's move to the Suns.
Jon Pierik Sam Mitchell, another of Hawthorn's superstars off contract this season, has opened discussions with the club and hopes to play for at least another three years.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Collingwood power forwards Travis Cloke and Quinten Lynch could be forced to find new gloves on the eve of the season under a crackdown by the AFL.
Jon Pierik David Cloke joins former Tiger Matthew Richardson in questioning why AFL banned six types of gloves.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne full-back wants blanket ban, claiming glove use gives an unfair advantage.
Jon Pierik Undergoing ankle surgery means Dale Thomas is likely to delay his contract negotiations.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Darren Jolly could play for two more years.
Jon Pierik Dale Thomas could prove to be the Travis Cloke of the 2013 season for Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Nathan Buckley believes franchising is a good way to move away from constraints.
Jon Pierik Silky half-back will remain a Hawk in 2013 in bid to help club to premiership.
Jon Pierik West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.