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 While they have been the fiercest of rivals for seven seasons, with another chapter to be played out at the MCG on Saturday night, there is also great respect between Geelong and Hawthorn.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his Hawks cannot afford to adopt a "flippant" attitude to Saturday night's clash against Geelong, admitting his team is still trying to work out the best way to...
Jon Pierik Out-of-favour Geelong midfielder Taylor Hunt has joined a growing list of players to put contract discussions on hold until the end of the season.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel may be preparing for another significant milestone and a change of position and leadership, but the Geelong champion has declared the Cats are not ready to "fall off the perch".
Jon Pierik Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says the messages of last year's winning preliminary final which killed the so-called Kennett Curse will resonate again on Monday as the Hawks continue to seek...
Jon Pierik Geelong coach Chris Scott has turned the spotlight on Steve Johnson to deliver a "hard but fair" performance when he returns from suspension in Thursday night's blockbuster against the Swans.
Jon Pierik Hurting after a rare thumping loss, Geelong coach Chris Scott has demanded an immediate response from his stunned men, while James Kelly is confident the Cats will ‘‘deliver’’...
Jon Pierik Veteran hopeful succession planning will ensure Cats remain premiership contenders.
Jon Pierik Geelong coach Chris Scott insists Joel Selwood will be fine to play in round one.
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 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 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 Paul Chapman, Josh Hunt and Corey Enright will remain at Geelong next season.
Jon Pierik Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has revealed Harry Taylor will ink a new long-term deal.