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 If West Coast Eagles supporters had hoped to give Chris Judd a final thank you, that will have to wait - or may not be given at all - after the champion midfielder was ruled out for the next five...
Jon Pierik Carlton defender Zach Tuohy believes the breakthrough win over the Western Bulldogs has set "set the template" for the season ahead, as the Blues look to build on this momentum against a West Coast...
Jon Pierik West Coast coach claims he is close to making a decision on what he will do next season.
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 St Kilda has parted ways with assistant coach David Teague after just one season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire hopes Mick Malthouse makes the call to notch his record-breaking 715th match as a VFL-AFL coach next season against the Magpies, ensuring the AFL of one of its...
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik Essendon star Paddy Ryder could quit the club at the end of the season with his management looking at triggering a new breach-of-contract clause that would allow him to walk as a delisted free agent.
Jon Pierik Three days of hearings before Justice John Middleton in the Federal Court are over. Essendon, James Hird and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority have had their say.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has warned if its joint investigation with the AFL into the Essendon supplements program is deemed unlawful it could reacquire the same information within...
Jon Pierik St Kilda has flagged "significant changes" to its playing list, while declaring it would be surprised if the AFL Commission awarded Melbourne a priority pick.
Jon Pierik An already storied club rivalry could be set for another grand chapter with Collingwood firmly in the mix as Mick Malthouse's opponent when he breaks Jock McHale's record for most games as an VFL-AFL...
Jon Pierik While it has not been the best of weeks for the Blues, Chris Judd has revealed greater on-field commitment from his teammates has given him a reason to consider playing on next season.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird and Essendon chairman Paul Little insist there is no rift between them and that the suspended coach will "absolutely" take the reins in season 2015.
Jon Pierik In a season gone wrong, Richmond captain Trent Cotchin says the Tigers have been guilty of "picking and choosing" in terms of their commitment to winning the contest.
Jon Pierik Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold says privatisation of an AFL club would only happen again if an owner was prepared to "tear up some money".
Jon Pierik While Chris Judd's playing future remains unclear, he knows exactly the type of person the Blues need if they are to again emerge as an on-field power.
Emma Quayle and Jon Pierik Collingwood's 2010 premiership captain Nick Maxwell has confirmed his retirement from the AFL following his season-ending ankle injury suffered last weekend.
Jon Pierik Having re-signed for a further two years, Carlton playmaker Chris Yarran says his team needs to make a statement against Collingwood on Sunday night, and has urged the Blues to embrace more of a team...
Jon Pierik For those who think the issue of rolling mauls and on-field congestion is something relatively new, or the result of modern trends in coaching, think again.