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 Geelong coach Chris Scott insists Joel Selwood will be fine to play in round one.
Jon Pierik Veteran hopeful succession planning will ensure Cats remain premiership contenders.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Hawthorn knows it will need to curb Geelong's run from half-back if it is to prevail.
Jon Pierik As the mind games begin, Geelong champion Jimmy Bartel says Hawthorn will head into Friday night's preliminary final as favourite and has urged his teammates to be brave with their ball use.
Jon Pierik Debate over just where modern-day Geelong side rates in history begins again.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has revealed defender Harry Taylor will ink a new long-term deal with the Cats when he returns from a mid-season break in Bali.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has revealed Harry Taylor will ink a new long-term deal.
Jon Pierik The man instrumental in turning Geelong into a power on and off the field says the Demons must first develop a "Melbourne Way" blueprint if they are to emerge as a force in the AFL.
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 Geelong chief executive Brian Cook confident triple-premiership midfielder will remain.
Jon Pierik Paul Chapman, Josh Hunt and Corey Enright will remain at Geelong next season.
Jon Pierik Geelong president Colin Carter is hopeful Brian Cook will remain as chief executive.
Jon Pierik Midfielder Josh Caddy already understands the significance of his position.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse may have inherited Carlton team similar to Geelong of 2006.
Jon Pierik Former Geelong captain Cameron Ling believes the Cats can emulate the resurrected Swans.
Jon Pierik and Matt Murnane Joel Selwood will continue to play the game his way, despite Greg Williams' concerns.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook declares Cats have no intention of bottoming out.
Jon Pierik Tom Hawkins has pledged another three years to Geelong as Travis Boak may have played his last game for the Power.
Jon Pierik Essendon great Matthew Lloyd doubts whether the Cats are in the flag hunt.
Jon Pierik Power accuses the Cats of being disrespectful in their pursuit of Travis Boak.