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 Collingwood continues to face a fight to retain Tyson Goldsack, with Port Adelaide honing in on the talented forward.
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 As coach Nathan Buckley revealed the Magpies' long injury list may have been as a result of training players "to the edge and potentially over the top", the Collingwood faithful will have a chance to...
Jon Pierik Hawthorn maintains key defender Brian Lake has only corked his right hip and will be available to play in the Hawks' qualifying final next weekend.
Jon Pierik Emerging Collingwood defender Paul Seedsman says the Magpies will attack Sunday's crunch clash against Adelaide as if it was a final.
Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury has declared the Magpies are ready to 'rip in' for a bruising start to the season.
Jon Pierik Collingwood is delighted to confirm it has re-signed the premiership winning trio of Nathan Brown, Ben Reid and Steele Sidebottom.
Jon Pierik Collingwood says it has learnt from its mid-season loss to Port Adelaide.
Jon Pierik Midfielder Dayne Beams and centre-half forward Travis Cloke among those affected.
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 Carlton coach Mick Malthouse laments his team's on-field smarts and work ethic.
Jon Pierik Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has praised his senior players and denied the so-called Brat Pack is involved in a power play, declaring his entire list understands there are "non-negotiables" to...
Jon Pierik Essendon is 'very confident' captain Jobe Watson is physically ready for Sunday's blockbuster.
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 Luke Ball believes he has enough "competitive juice" to play on next season, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley said a decision on the future of the veteran midfielder will be made in the "cold,...
Jon Pierik He does not have any proof but Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley believes Dane Swan could have been an unwitting victim of a "game" prominent underworld figure Toby Mitchell is playing.
Jon Pierik Upon recently announcing his career was over, Maxwell took developing backman Paul Seedsman aside and said he would still be happy to critique his game.
Jon Pierik Travis Cloke says Collingwood's on-field leaders need to take a stronger stance but has warned the Magpies' detractors not to "wipe us off" as the club fights to make the finals.