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Melksham closing in on VFL return

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Jake
Melksham

Height
186 cm
DOB
29-08-1991
Weight
83 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2019
8
Career
164
Goals
2019
10
Career
120
2019 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
645
Avg
81
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

Player sponsors

Gold
The Barlow Family

Silver
Julie O’Halloran & Jan Lupson

Bronze
Brettell Developments

The much-improved former Bomber became an essential part of the Demons' forward line in 2018, with his versatility and one-on-one abilities standing out. Melksham led the league in goal assists last season, while booting 32 goals of his own. Will again play a key role in the forward line in 2019. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2019 Season Average
    Games Played 8
    • Kicks 11.4
    • Handballs 5.5
    • Disposals 16.9
    • Marks 6.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 1.3
    • AFL Fantasy 80.6

2019 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 18 Richmond Rd 6
Handballs 10 Hawthorn Rd 7
Disposals 25 Richmond Rd 6
Marks 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Hawthorn Rd 7
Goals 2 St Kilda Rd 5
AFL Fantasy 111 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8

2019 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Port Adelaide L 61 - 87 15 1 16 8 0 0 2 1 2 0 81
2 Geelong Cats L 126 - 46 9 5 14 7 0 1 1 3 2 1 81
3 Essendon L 112 - 130 7 3 10 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 64
4 Sydney Swans W 78 - 100 10 4 14 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 59
5 St Kilda L 55 - 95 8 6 14 7 0 1 1 2 2 0 75
6 Richmond L 85 - 42 18 7 25 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 100
7 Hawthorn W 79 - 74 10 10 20 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 74
8 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 61 14 8 22 11 0 0 0 3 1 2 111
9 West Coast Eagles L 85 - 69 - - - - - - - - - - -
10 GWS Giants L 68 - 94 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Adelaide Crows L 88 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Collingwood L 98 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Fremantle W 85 - 71 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Brisbane Lions L 107 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Carlton W 100 - 105 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Western Bulldogs L 74 - 66 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
19 St Kilda - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
23 North Melbourne - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 11 91 44 135 48 0 5 6 22 10 5 645

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 164
    • Kicks 10.1
    • Handballs 6.2
    • Disposals 16.2
    • Marks 4.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.6
    • Goals 0.7
    • AFL Fantasy 68.2

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 11 Gold Coast Suns Rd 8, 2019
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
2019 Melbourne 91 44 135 48 0 5 6 22 10 5 645
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