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 West Coast forward-ruckman Quinten Lynch will make a decision on his future on Friday.
Jon Pierik AFL website highlights several dubious disposals by hand by Eagles' players.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne defender maintains there is little point debating free kick.
Jon Pierik Carlton key forward Jarrad Waite moves closer to an AFL return this Sunday when he resumes playing.
Jon Pierik Port Adelaide is stirring things up both on the field and off.
Jon Pierik Skipper ''raring to go'' ahead of his return against the West Coast Eagles.
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 and Caroline Wilson In-season mini-draft, ban on top clubs poaching free agents and possible sale of AFL logo on front of player jumpers options discussed in bid to ease gap between AFL's rich and poor.
Jon Pierik If Richmond is looking for evidence it can feature this season in its first finals campaign in more than a decade, this may be it.
Jon Pierik AFL captains propose delaying annual start of pre-season training until January 1.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne's young gun knows the little things count in 2013.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne hopes midfielder's delayed start will ensure he is in mint condition for latter part of campaign.
Jon Pierik Greg Westaway flags push for rich interstate clubs to share more of their gate-taking spoils.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Darren Jolly could play for two more years.
Jon Pierik Modern-day band of talent understands it's long past time to forge a new identity.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Demons look to secure a second- round draft pick in the final week of negotiations.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Jon Pierik Melbourne's defeats in rounds 17, 18 and 22 to Sydney, Richmond and St Kilda respectively under scrutiny.
Jon Pierik Chief operating officer says league has investigated several sporting systems.
Jon Pierik The AFL claims it has delivered greater fairness and made its marquee Friday-night timeslot even more attractive for broadcasters and supporters in its 2013 fixture.