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Melksham Magic

Essendon on-baller Jake Melksham was one of the shining lights in the Bombers 12 point round one loss to Sydney.

11:30am  Apr 5, 2015

Red and Black: Jake Melksham

Midfielder Jake Melksham takes part in this week's red and black series to dish the dirt on his teammates.

12:25pm  Jul 9, 2014

Melksham responds in style

Essendon midfielder Jake Melksham reacted strongly to feedback from his coach during the week with a strong performance against the Crows on Saturday night.

11:53am  Jun 23, 2014

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BTV: Melksham rolls one home

8:23pm  Jun 21, 2014

BTV: Jake Melksham - May 2

9:13am  May 2, 2014

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Jake
Melksham

Height
185 cm
DOB
29-08-1991
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2015
16
Career
112
Goals
2015
6
Career
56
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1025
Avg
64
JakeMelksham

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: PEGS
Clubs: 
Debut: 2010
Recruited from: Calder Cannons
Brownlow Votes: 3

Player Sponsors

Benefactors

Brenda & Terry Murphy

Supporters

Kenapak
 

 

Despite a confidence-boosting finish to 2013, Melksham did not have the season he was aiming for in 2014. The former top-10 draft pick will enter the sixth season of his career knowing it is one of his most important. 
He has played his best footy at half-forward rotating into the midfield, where he uses his long kicking to set up the play.

Season By Season

Season By Season

Melksham took important strides towards becoming a top-line midfielder with a breakout season in 2013. After being dropped for the annual ANZAC Day clash against Collingwood, the No.10 draft pick returned the following week and showed his talent with a top-five placing in the best and fairest. His best game came in round 11 against Carlton, when he gathered 23 disposals and kicked three goals, including the match-winner. He was Essendon's most consistent midfielder in the second half of the season, but will start 2014 in round three after receiving a two-match suspension in round 23 for striking. 

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 9.3
    • Handballs 6.7
    • Disposals 16.1
    • Marks 3.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 3.2
    • Goals 0.4
    • AFL Fantasy 64.1

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Hawthorn Rd 2
Handballs 11 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Disposals 26 Hawthorn Rd 2
Marks 8 North Melbourne Rd 7
Hit-outs 1 West Coast Eagles Rd 11
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 1
Goals 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 104 Hawthorn Rd 2

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sydney Swans L 72 - 60 16 4 20 4 0 2 6 9 1 1 95
2 Hawthorn W 78 - 76 17 9 26 7 0 0 1 4 0 1 104
3 Carlton W 84 - 105 9 6 15 5 0 1 0 6 0 2 81
4 Collingwood L 49 - 69 10 7 17 4 0 1 4 5 0 1 66
5 St Kilda W 80 - 82 8 3 11 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 52
6 Fremantle L 80 - 52 4 7 11 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 39
7 North Melbourne L 82 - 93 11 4 15 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 76
8 Brisbane Lions W 136 - 78 10 11 21 4 0 2 3 4 1 0 79
9 Richmond L 72 - 59 13 8 21 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 68
10 Geelong Cats L 53 - 122 10 6 16 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 55
11 West Coast Eagles L 96 - 46 6 10 16 3 1 0 0 5 1 0 74
13 Hawthorn L 114 - 76 8 8 16 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 65
14 St Kilda L 52 - 162 7 9 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 53
15 Melbourne W 69 - 60 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 North Melbourne L 93 - 68 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Port Adelaide L 116 - 129 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Western Bulldogs L 40 - 127 3 6 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 25
19 GWS Giants L 93 - 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Adelaide Crows L 59 - 171 7 2 9 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 34
21 Gold Coast Suns L 97 - 95 10 8 18 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 59
22 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Collingwood - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 5 - L: 15 149 108 257 57 1 10 24 52 6 8 1025

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 112
    • Kicks 9.8
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 16.4
    • Marks 3.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.8
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 66.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Brisbane Lions Rd 6, 2012
Handballs 16 Port Adelaide Rd 23, 2011
Disposals 29 Geelong Cats Rd 15, 2011
Marks 9 Richmond Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 2 Collingwood Rd 23, 2012
Tackles 9 Sydney Swans Rd 1, 2015
Goals 3 North Melbourne Rd 21, 2013
AFL Fantasy 117 Melbourne Rd 11, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Essendon 149 108 257 57 1 10 24 52 6 8 1025
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

Milestones

Milestone Games:

Milestone versus round venue result
AFL Debut Carlton rd 3, 2010 MCG W 20
Finals Debut Carlton EF, 2011 MCG L 62
50th Game Western Bulldogs rd 14, 2012 Etihad Stadium W 84

AFL Games:

96

Awards

AFL Awards:

NAB AFL Rising Star Nomination: 2010

Q&A

Sportsperson (other than AFL) you love to watch the most: LeBron James

Coach’s favourite saying: 

Coach’s pet:
Heath Hocking   

Favourite Footy Commentator:
Dennis Commetti

Whose autograph did you get as a kid? Wayne Carey

Describe your perfect day off: Sleep in and a gourmet breakfast

Who inspires you? My coaches and team mates

Best advice received: You only get out what you put in

What scares you the most? Heights

If you weren’t a footballer what would you be?
Tradie

First job held: Laborer

Person you would most like to meet: Mike Tyson

Three things you would like to do after your football career:
Have a successful business, live overseas and retire!

Greatest non- football achievement: 

How would your best friend describe you? Good fun

One thing you can’t eat:
Chilli

What domestic chore do you refuse to do?  Take out bins

Which event would you prefer to attend, Olympics or World Cup? World Cup

Favourite Australian Personality: Russel Coyte

iPhone,  Blackberry, or Android:
Samsung

Best book read: Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis

Favourite TV show: Entourage

Favourite band/ musical artist:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Favourite movie:
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