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Jake
Melksham

Height
186 cm
DOB
29-08-1991
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2018
23
Career
156
Goals
2018
32
Career
110
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1557
Avg
68
JakeMelksham

Player Bio

At a glance

Drafted: 2009 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Essendon) No. 10 overall.
Previous AFL club: Essendon (2010-15: 114 games).
Recruited from: Oak Park (Vic)/PEGS (Vic)/Calder U18/Essendon

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.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 10.6
    • Handballs 4.0
    • Disposals 14.6
    • Marks 4.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.9
    • Goals 1.4
    • AFL Fantasy 67.7

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 16 West Coast Eagles Rd 22
Handballs 9 Brisbane Lions Rd 2
Disposals 21 Carlton Rd 9
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Port Adelaide Rd 14
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 9
AFL Fantasy 111 Carlton Rd 9

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats L 94 - 97 9 6 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 46
2 Brisbane Lions W 74 - 100 9 9 18 5 0 0 2 3 0 3 69
3 North Melbourne W 123 - 86 12 4 16 7 0 0 0 1 0 2 71
4 Hawthorn L 115 - 48 8 5 13 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 47
5 Richmond L 56 - 102 8 2 10 5 0 1 1 1 4 0 69
6 Essendon W 72 - 108 10 4 14 5 0 2 0 2 2 1 76
7 St Kilda W 67 - 106 8 3 11 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 45
8 Gold Coast Suns W 77 - 146 16 5 21 6 0 2 0 3 1 3 99
9 Carlton W 50 - 159 14 7 21 2 0 3 0 4 5 0 111
10 Adelaide Crows W 146 - 55 11 6 17 6 0 1 1 3 2 2 87
11 Western Bulldogs W 51 - 100 11 4 15 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 56
12 Collingwood L 91 - 133 8 4 12 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 54
14 Port Adelaide L 75 - 65 9 3 12 3 0 1 6 5 1 0 51
15 St Kilda L 117 - 119 8 2 10 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 44
16 Fremantle W 102 - 48 9 6 15 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 52
17 Western Bulldogs W 119 - 69 14 6 20 9 0 1 1 3 1 0 97
18 Geelong Cats L 100 - 98 10 2 12 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 70
19 Adelaide Crows W 77 - 90 12 5 17 4 0 2 1 1 2 1 74
20 Gold Coast Suns W 143 - 47 - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Sydney Swans L 78 - 87 - - - - - - - - - - -
22 West Coast Eagles W 91 - 108 16 2 18 10 0 0 4 2 4 1 103
23 GWS Giants W 102 - 57 13 3 16 10 0 0 2 2 1 1 84
W1 Geelong Cats W 75 - 46 10 1 11 5 0 1 3 3 1 0 57
SF Hawthorn W 71 - 104 10 1 11 3 0 0 3 0 2 1 45
PF West Coast Eagles L 121 - 55 8 2 10 4 0 0 1 0 2 1 50
TOTAL W: 16 - L: 9 243 92 335 108 0 15 29 44 32 24 1557

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 156
    • Kicks 10.0
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 4.1
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 67.5

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 22 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2012
Handballs 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2017
Disposals 32 Gold Coast Suns Rd 10, 2017
Marks 10 GWS Giants Rd 23, 2018
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 23, 2012
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 1, 2015
Goals 5 Carlton Rd 9, 2018
AFL Fantasy 124 Brisbane Lions Rd 22, 2017

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Melbourne 243 92 335 108 0 15 29 44 32 24 1557
2017 Melbourne 202 116 318 84 0 13 21 48 21 6 1364
2016 Melbourne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Essendon 171 125 296 66 1 12 27 56 7 8 1167
2014 Essendon 125 124 249 61 2 11 12 38 8 4 987
2013 Essendon 246 165 411 97 1 13 22 58 16 12 1647
2012 Essendon 215 112 327 90 7 24 27 50 14 13 1386
2011 Essendon 240 145 385 94 8 20 27 78 6 8 1595
2010 Essendon 120 88 208 43 0 6 6 34 6 7 832

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Honours

Brownlow History

Career votes: 7

2018 votes: 4

AFL Awards

NAB Rising Star nomination
2010 (R8: St Kilda v Essendon, Docklands)

Milestones

Debut
R3, 2010: Carlton v Essendon, MCG

50th game
R14, 2012: Essendon v Western Bulldogs, Docklands

100th game
R4, 2015: Essendon v Collingwood, MCG

150th game
R18, 2018: Geelong v Melbourne, Kardinia Park