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 Brendon Goddard must decide whether a three-year contract worth up to $1.95 million is enough to keep him at St Kilda.
Jon Pierik Sydney defeated St Kilda three weeks ago despite suffering chronic inaccuracy, dominating the sick Saints, but failing to finish them off until the final minutes.
Jon Pierik St Kilda given a boost by ruckman Ben McEvoy and defender Sam Fisher re-signing with the club.
Jon Pierik After just three years of Monday-night clashes, Carlton's Kade Simpson feels rivalry established.
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 Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik New AFL football operations manager Mark Evans to discuss issue with clubs.
Jon Pierik Carlton's audacious bid to take over North Melbourne is part of football folklore, but not so well known is the Blues' bid to buy the Saints.
Jon Pierik St Kilda chief executive Michael Nettlefold has revealed that Ross Lyon would have secured a major pay increase had he remained with the Saints, and has denied the former coach was misled during...
Jon Pierik Olympic hockey gold medallist Danni Roche emerges as possible candidate.
Jon Pierik Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik St Kilda has unearthed what is believed to be the oldest Australian rules guernsey.
Jon Pierik Winless after two rounds, St Kilda coach Scott Watters says his team is in a rebuilding mode, casting doubt on the Saints' ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik St Kilda coach casts doubt on his team's ability to compete for the finals.
Jon Pierik Throughout the supplements saga of recent months, Essendon has remained focused.
Jon Pierik As the Essendon players arrived at Perth airport on Saturday morning, it was difficult to know what to make of the situation.
Jon Pierik Essendon remains hopeful Michael Hurley's wrist injury is not as bad as first feared.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs forward Shaun Higgins will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Jon Pierik Essendon's Patrick Ryder and Nick Kommer face stints on the sidelines.