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 Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik, Sydney As the Pies fell to a season-ending defeat against Sydney, Nick Maxwell could feel nothing but devastation as he watched on.
Jon Pierik, Melissa Woods Collingwood midfielder Steele Sidebottom says the Magpies have not peaked yet.
Jon Pierik In the important early stages, this match appeared in some ways primarily a battle of the loose men in defence.
Jon Pierik COLLINGWOOD last night moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties met in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
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 Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik New Carlton coach prepares to face his old team - and Eddie McGuire - on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Mick Malthouse says his family was bitter and even disappointed in ''humanity'' over manner in which he left Collingwood.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Hard-nosed defender Nick Duigan a surprise axing by Carlton after one match.
Jon Pierik Coach hasn't thought about friendship with Eddie McGuire for ''even one second''.
Jon Pierik Carlton hopes expected return of defender will help improve its composure.
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 Collingwood forward thwarted in his attempt to wear his old, and recently banned, glove.
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 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 North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow says it's time to shorten the pre-season.
Jon Pierik Former Melbourne forward was charged with drink-driving in Adelaide.