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 Alan Didak and Chris Tarrant have chance to push for a spot against Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Fremantle maintains it is still interested in securing Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik Fremantle does not feel it is at a disadvantage in trying to lure Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has revealed that Ross Lyon would have secured a major pay increase had he remained with the Saints, and has denied the former coach was misled during...
Jon Pierik Injury to Ryan Schoenmakers may mean he needs a knee reconstruction.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn, according to many, had the toughest opening seven rounds.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik The AFL has admitted the umpires had erred in not calling for a video replay after Richmond appeared to be denied a goal in a one-point loss to Fremantle on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Throughout the supplements saga of recent months, Essendon has remained focused.
Jon Pierik As the Essendon players arrived at Perth airport on Saturday morning, it was difficult to know what to make of the situation.
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Jon Pierik Essendon coach adamant he will be in a "very, very good position" when he speaks to authorities in the supplements investigation.
Jon Pierik Essendon maintains it is ready to tackle any allegations head-on.
Jon Pierik After another strong personal and team performance by Fremantle at Etihad Stadium last weekend, Docker Michael Barlow had a quick chat with Dale Morris, the Western Bulldogs defender.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
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.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn will look to continue contract negotiations with Lance Franklin despite the superstar forward putting talks on hold until the end of the season.
Jon Pierik Sam Mitchell, another of Hawthorn's superstars off contract this season, has opened discussions with the club and hopes to play for at least another three years.
Rohan Connolly and Jon Pierik Suspended key forward seems almost sure to end up with the Swans.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Jon Pierik Chief operating officer says league has investigated several sporting systems.