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 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 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 and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.
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 Small forward determined to return to leadership group and help fast-track club's regeneration.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs have already begun to seriously think about their 2013 wish-list.
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 Having declared he was finished as a senior coach after leaving Adelaide, Neil Craig has changed tack and says he will use the next 11 weeks to decide whether he wants to apply for the Melbourne role.
Jon Pierik Mark Williams and Rodney Eade have emerged as leading candidates to become coach of Melbourne, as the hapless club begins yet another rebuild.
Jon Pierik Richmond president Gary March has lashed his Hawthorn and Collingwood counterparts.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president says Melbourne and Bulldogs should have bigger salary cap.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant admits it has been ''painful'' to watch his team this season.
Jon Pierik Brownlow medallist admits inconsistent Collingwood does not yet belong with competition's elite.
Jon Pierik While Lance Franklin's goalkicking production may have dipped, Hawthorn's off-field performance continues to rise with the Hawks announcing record membership.
Jon Pierik Former Geelong president Frank Costa fears AFL morphing into soccer's English Premier League.
Jon Pierik Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn, according to many, had the toughest opening seven rounds.