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 Debate over just where modern-day Geelong side rates in history begins again.
Jon Pierik Melbourne's Brent Moloney will play for Brisbane next season, pending a medical examination, under the free agency rules.
Jon Pierik THE Brisbane Lions will finally shed Brendan Fevola's exorbitant wage this year and expect to have salary-cap room to retain their young players and possibly join in bidding for free agents.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs football director Chris Grant admits it has been ''painful'' to watch his team this season.
Jon Pierik Essendon coach left to lament his team's lack of intensity in a bruising clash.
Jon Pierik Lions likely to look for new coach unless they make finals, says Leigh Matthews.
Jon Pierik Former Geelong president Frank Costa fears AFL morphing into soccer's English Premier League.
Jon Pierik Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik While Lance Franklin's goalkicking production may have dipped, Hawthorn's off-field performance continues to rise with the Hawks announcing record membership.
Jon Pierik Kangaroos chairman James Brayshaw accuses league of not being in touch with clubs.
Jon Pierik New AFL football operations manager Mark Evans to discuss issue with clubs.
Jon Pierik Shaun Higgins says Dogs midfield can compete with the league's elite.
Jon Pierik The NAB Cup final may be a tip of the iceberg, but Murphy showed he is ready to lead.
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.
Caroline Wilson and Jon Pierik AFL refuses to link Friday night's dismal NAB Cup turn-out with negative publicity.
Jon Pierik Melbourne co-captain Jack Grimes says midfielder Colin Sylvia has the ability to be 'almost unstoppable'.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs midfielder expected to be discharged from hospital on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Rare access to help team prepare for crucial opening clash against Brisbane Lions.
Jon Pierik Jimmy Bartel says the AFL would be better off employing more integrity officers rather than having responsibility fall on clubs.
Jon Pierik Bulldogs register stunning 68-point win over a listless Brisbane Lions unit.