Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik

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.


Buddy fantastic for Sydney Swans, says co-captain Jarrad McVeigh

Lance Buddy Franklin and Adam Goodes.

Alex Nicholson, Jon Pierik Lance Franklin has made a 'fantastic' impression on his new Sydney teammates.


Goodes decision hangs over Swans

Sydney's chances of defending its title may hang on Adam Goodes.

David Sygall, Sydney, and Jon Pierik Sydney Swans' coaching and medical staff face a potentially season-defining decision.


Brayshaw on attack over Swans

James Brayshaw.

Jon Pierik North Melbourne chairman turns the heat on departing Sydney counterpart Richard Colless.

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Future of Swans' key big men still uncertain

Shane Mumford

Jon Pierik The Swans will head into the finals with two of their key big men still off contract. Ruckman Shane Mumford and forward Jesse White have yet to broker new deals, although discussions have begun.

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Swans' tall order to re-sign tall timber

Shane Mumford

Jon Pierik Sydney will head into the finals with two of its key big men still out of contract.


Carrazzo available for Swans but Murphy return uncertain

Brave face: Andrew Carrazzo believes the Blues will have to be at their best to beat the Tigers.

Jon Pierik Carlton midfielder will be available for selection for clash against Sydney.


Schoolgirl apologises to 'heartbroken' Swans star

Adam Goodes.

Jon Pierik and Deborah Gough The 13-year-old girl who racially abused Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes has apologised for her actions.

Swans, Saints set for NZ

Jon Pierik Sydney at top of Wellington City Council's wish-list to play St Kilda.

Swans to get the drop on Hawks


Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson AFL will break with protocol and schedule Hawthorn in second preliminary final.

Swans can build: Roos

Paul Roos and Lewis Jetta.

Jon Pierik Paul Roos says Sydney is better placed to capitalise on its latest premiership than it was in 2005.


Swans firm for Tippett: rivals

Kurt Tippett

Jon Pierik and Jake Niall Swans appear to be the front-runners for the Adelaide forward's services.

Swans keep a place for Bolton

Jude Bolton

Jon Pierik Swans have told Jude Bolton there is a spot on the list next year for him - if he wants it.

Swans have facts to back allowance

Sydney buildings

Jon Pierik Official statistics show median house prices in Sydney more than 17 per cent higher than Melbourne.

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Swans smooth the waters on Tippett

Blooded: New Swan Kurt Tippett at his first training session with his new club.

Jon Pierik and Andrew Wu Richard Colless in bid to clear the air over club's contentious cost-of-living allowance.

Swans fail the test


JAKE NIALL and JON PIERIK SYDNEY'S once-promising premiership hopes have fallen in the past fortnight – their losses to Adelaide and the Tigers a sobering reminder they are vulnerable whenever they don't produce manic...

Live AFL blog: Hawthorn v Sydney Swans

AFL premiership cup

Jon Pierik Buddy Franklin was the big difference between the sides last time they played - but Hawthorn won the three times he was missing this season, in rounds 11, 14 and 24.

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Live AFL blog: St Kilda v Sydney Swans

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.

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Paul Roos sticks to his game plan

Demons coach Paul Roos speaks to the media on Monday.

Jon Pierik Melbourne coach tells his players they will be moved on unless there is improvement on the field.


Magpies re-sign key trio

Playing on: Steele Sidebottom.

Jon Pierik Collingwood is delighted to confirm it has re-signed the premiership winning trio of Nathan Brown, Ben Reid and Steele Sidebottom.


Scott Pendlebury keen for Magpies to be tested by the best in AFL

Scott Pendlebury tackled by Geelong's Jordan Schroder

Jon Pierik Scott Pendlebury has declared the Magpies are ready to 'rip in' for a bruising start to the season.