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Melksham set to play first game for club

Jake Melksham will make his debut for Melbourne this weekend

11:53am  Feb 16, 2017

The game means more: Melksham

Jake Melksham is relishing being back in the game this year

10:30am  Feb 2, 2017

Melksham ready to make mark at Melbourne

Jake Melksham is determined to make an impact at Melbourne

10:22am  Dec 8, 2015

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Melksham on Melbourne debut

12:31pm  Mar 24, 2017

Day eight wrap: Jake Melksham

8:04pm  Feb 6, 2017

Senior List

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Jake
Melksham

Height
186 cm
DOB
29-08-1991
Weight
83 kg
Debut
-
Games
2017
19
Career
133
Goals
2017
21
Career
78
2017 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1364
Avg
72
JakeMelksham

Player Bio

The former Bomber played 19 games in his first season at Melbourne after being suspended for the 2016 season as part of the Bombers’ 2012 supplements program. Was dropped to the VFL for round seven and eight – and was suspended for one of those games – but to his credit bounced back to average 16.7 disposals and improve as the year went on. Excelled when given the opportunity in run-with roles and was damaging on the scoreboard, kicking at least one goal in his last 12 games for the year.

Brownlow Medal: career votes 3.
Previous AFL club: Essendon (2010-15: 114 games, 57 goals).
Draft history: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Essendon) No. 10 overall; 2015 NAB AFL Draft traded by Essendon for No. 30 (Mason Redman).