Jake Melksham

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Jake Melksham
Personal information
Full name Jake Melksham
Date of birth (1991-08-29) 29 August 1991 (age 22)
Original team Calder Cannons (TAC Cup)
Draft No. 10, 2009 National Draft, Essendon
Height/Weight 186 cm / 84 kg
Position(s) Midfield
Club information
Current club Essendon
Number 17
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2010– Essendon 86 (47)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 8, 2014 season.
Career highlights

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.[1] As a junior, Melksham played for the Oak Park Football Club,[2] the 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.[3] Melksham was awarded the TAC Medal after being adjudged best-on-ground in Calder Cannons' grand final win over the 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[5] in Round 3, 2010, against 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][7]
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2010 Essendon 17 14 6 7 120 88 208 43 34 0.4 0.5 9.7 6.3 14.9 3.1 2.4
2011 Essendon 17 23 6 8 240 145 385 94 78 0.3 0.4 10.4 6.3 16.7 4.1 3.4
2012 Essendon 17 22 14 13 215 112 327 90 50 0.6 0.6 9.8 5.1 14.9 4.1 2.3
Career 59 26 28 575 345 920 227 162 0.4 0.5 9.7 5.8 15.6 3.8 2.7
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gullan, Scott (8 April 2010), "Welshy went me and I thought ... HERE WE GO!", Herald Sun 
  2. ^ Gleeson, Michael (24 September 2007), "Cannon shoots for AFL", Moreland Leader 
  3. ^ Quayle, Emma (24 November 2009), "Midfielder times run to perfection", Moreland Leader 
  4. ^ Phelan, Jason (25 September 2009). "Melksham shines in TAC Cup win". afl.com.au. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  5. ^ McFarlane, Glenn (11 April 2010), "Six and out for Blues Embarrassing Carlton tumble from eight", Sunday Herald Sun 
  6. ^ "Jake Melksham statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jake Melksham of the Essendon Bombers Career AFL Stats". footywire.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Steele Sidebottom
TAC Medal (Best-on-Ground in TAC Cup Grand Final)
2009
Succeeded by
Mitch Wallis