Date of birth
29 August 1991
Calder Cannons ( TAC Cup)
2009 National Draft, Essendon
186 cm / 84 kg
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 8, 2014 season.
Jake Melksham (born 29 August 1991) is an Australian rules footballer for the Essendon Football Club in the Australian Football League.
Growing up Melksham supported the
North Melbourne Football Club. As a junior, Melksham played for the [1 ] Oak Park Football Club, the [2 ] Calder Cannons in the TAC Cup, and Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in school competition. He represented Vic Metro in the 2009 AFL National Under 18 Championships. Melksham was awarded the TAC Medal after being adjudged best-on-ground in Calder Cannons' grand final win over the [3 ] Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup with 24 possessions and seven inside-50s. [4 ]
Melksham was recruited by the
Essendon Football Club with the tenth pick in the 2009 AFL Draft. He made his debut against Carlton in Round 3, 2010, against [5 ] Carlton, and scored his first AFL goal in Round 7, 2010 against Port Adelaide. In Round 15, 2011, Melksham kicked the match-winning goal in Essendon's four-point win against the previously undefeated Geelong; and, was also named as best on ground, earning three Brownlow votes for the first time in his career.
Statistics [ edit ]
Statistics are correct to end of 2012 season. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Gullan, Scott (8 April 2010), "Welshy went me and I thought ... HERE WE GO!", Herald Sun
^ Gleeson, Michael (24 September 2007), "Cannon shoots for AFL", Moreland Leader
^ Quayle, Emma (24 November 2009), "Midfielder times run to perfection", Moreland Leader
^ Phelan, Jason (25 September 2009). "Melksham shines in TAC Cup win". afl.com.au . Retrieved 25 September 2009.
^ McFarlane, Glenn (11 April 2010), "Six and out for Blues Embarrassing Carlton tumble from eight", Sunday Herald Sun
^ "Jake Melksham statistics". AFL Tables . Retrieved 23 September 2012.
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