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 As impatience again starts to sweep through the frustrated Richmond faithful, chief executive Brendon Gale has conceded criticism of the team's current performance is valid but has defended the...
Jon Pierik In a week where he was at odds with his coach, his club and faced being axed, Jack Riewoldt said he owed Damien Hardwick and his teammates a strong performance after booting a career-high 11 goals in...
Jon Pierik Jack Riewoldt made his most positive statement of a tumultuous week by kicking a career-best 11 goals for a rejuvenated Richmond on Saturday in a 113-point flogging of Greater Western Sydney.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Two of the eight AFL finalists have no players in the initial squad of 40.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach closely questioned by his board over the club's soft-tissue injury epidemic.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Football's brave new world of free agency has begun with a bang with Saint Brendon Goddard lodging the paperwork for Essendon's four-year offer with the AFL.
Jon Pierik Richmond has secured Adelaide midfielder Chris Knights.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Jon Pierik Players tell AFL they do not want interchange system to be changed next season.
Jon Pierik, Michael Gleeson and Emma Quayle Two key dominoes of trade week - Josh Caddy and Kurt Tippett - could take time to fall.
Jon Pierik Marty Pask urges AFL to act to aid clubs and players during free agency.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Jon Pierik Richmond unable to say when Dylan Grimes will return to the field.
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.
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 Under free agency, list managers will have three days to try and retain a player.