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 Peter Gordon has urged new AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan to 'radically review' policies of affordability when he officially begins in the top job.
Jon Pierik Shaun Higgins has opened informal contract discussions with the Western Bulldogs, with the clever utility enjoying a strong season and banishing the frustration of an injury-hit 2013.
Jon Pierik Footscray Bulldogs will host Richmond, Northern Blues and Essendon at ground once feared by rivals.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldog Shaun Higgins has recovered from a serious foot injury and has been named to take on Fremantle at Etihad Stadium.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.
Jon Pierik Challenging economic conditions and pre-season projections that 2012 was an on-field rebuilding year for the Western Bulldogs, have left the club posting its first net operating loss in six years.
Jon Pierik Coach Brendan McCartney and his backroom staff hope it will guide club to its second premiership.
Jon Pierik The Western Bulldogs have appointed former Essendon and Geelong midfielder Brent Prismall as their new player well-being co-ordinator.
Jon Pierik Small forward determined to return to leadership group and help fast-track club's regeneration.
Jon Pierik Paul Dimattina is ready to challenge David Smorgon for the presidency of the Western Bulldogs and wants to take power within weeks as part of a major reshuffle of the board.
Jon Pierik Boost for Bulldogs with Cooney back to full training and Brian Lake due next week.
Jon Pierik Carlton captain to be rested for another week and miss Sunday's clash.
Jon Pierik Dogs dub home clash against Collingwood as ''Mission Possible''.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs have already begun to seriously think about their 2013 wish-list.
Jon Pierik Former St Kilda midfielder Clint Jones says he is ready to reinvigorate his AFL career.
Jon Pierik The AFL Players Association has labelled the tribunal system as unfair and says North Melbourne star Brent Harvey would not have been hauled before the judiciary under its alternate plan.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs utility Shaun Higgins has reopened contract negotiations, but has yet to decide whether he will remain at the club.
Jon Pierik Collingwood fitness chief Bill Davoren vows to increase players' training loads for a second straight season and says that despite perceptions, injury numbers fell this season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood fitness chief Bill Davoren has revealed blood profiling of his players during the heat of a Melbourne summer found training at home provided similar results to the more expensive option...
Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire hopes Mick Malthouse makes the call to notch his record-breaking 715th match as a VFL-AFL coach next season against the Magpies, ensuring the AFL of one of its...