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 Richmond coach confident his team can prevent Collingwood from enjoying a run of goals.
Jon Pierik Trent Cotchin says it's time for the Tigers to take their game to the 'next level'.
Jon Pierik and Michael Gleeson Richmond's bid to emerge as a legitimate finals aspirant has gained momentum, with the Tigers adding depth and dash through the midfield and almost certainly a key defender on the first day of free...
Jon Pierik and Caroline Wilson Trent Cotchin wins a second successive Jack Dyer Medal as Richmond's best and fairest.
Jon Pierik Defender Bachar Houli says team has moved out of its development phase.
Jon Pierik Richmond captain Chris Newman said yesterday that a recent highlights tape of Jack Riewoldt's emerging career has shown how much the exuberant forward has developed into more of a team player.
Jon Pierik Season-opener a chance to make a statement of intent for the season.
Jon Pierik Already a cult figure at his new club, Richmond ruckman Ivan Maric attracts even more support.
Jon Pierik Thirty years since their last grand final, the Tigers are yet to scale similar heights.
Jon Pierik Probe into why Andrew Nichol trod on foot of Richmond's Jake King during melee.
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 Collingwood president says it is time to stop the ''Band-Aid'' approach.
Jon Pierik The AFL has admitted the umpires had erred in not calling for a video replay after Richmond appeared to be denied a goal in a one-point loss to Fremantle on Friday night.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs forward Shaun Higgins will miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.
Jon Pierik Dynamic small forward is ruled out of Sunday's blockbuster at the MCG.
Jon Pierik Matthew Pavlich is determined to finish what he started at Fremantle.
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 Michael Jamison says team refuses to use growing pains with new game plan as excuse.
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.