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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

Melksham welcomes Hocking's return

No one is more relieved than teammate Jake Melksham to see Heath Hocking back in the Essendon lineup.

11:04am  May 2, 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

BTV: Melksham post match - Rd 6

3:11pm  Apr 26, 2014

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Jake
Melksham

Height
185 cm
DOB
29-08-1991
Weight
78 kg
Debut
2010
Games
2014
16
Career
96
Goals
2014
8
Career
50
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
987
Avg
62
JakeMelksham

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

PLAYER SPONSORS

Supporters

MGF Financial Services
 

Benefactors

A1 Office Fitouts

iDevelopment Group Pty Ltd

Brenda & Terry Murphy

Melksham took important strides towards becoming a top-line midfielder with a breakout 2013 season. A two-match suspension at the start of this season has seen a slower start for Melksham as he continues to establish his form within the side. Look out for a big second-half of 2014 once the skilful, smart and hard-running midfielder strings some good performances together.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 16
    • Kicks 7.8
    • Handballs 7.7
    • Disposals 15.6
    • Marks 3.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.1
    • Tackles 2.4
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 61.7

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 14 Collingwood Rd 6
Handballs 14 Brisbane Lions Rd 8
Disposals 24 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Marks 8 Carlton Rd 3
Hit-outs 1 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Tackles 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 14
Goals 2 Richmond Rd 20
AFL Fantasy 101 Adelaide Crows Rd 14

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 North Melbourne W 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
2 Hawthorn L 86 - 90 - - - - - - - - - - -
3 Carlton W 138 - 57 13 8 21 8 0 2 1 2 1 0 92
4 Fremantle L 113 - 60 5 9 14 6 1 0 0 2 1 1 67
5 St Kilda L 65 - 81 11 4 15 5 0 2 0 4 2 0 86
6 Collingwood L 83 - 60 14 9 23 6 0 1 3 2 1 1 85
7 Western Bulldogs W 73 - 65 10 7 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 50
8 Brisbane Lions W 57 - 65 8 14 22 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 73
9 Sydney Swans L 64 - 114 5 9 14 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 50
11 Richmond W 104 - 54 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 24
12 GWS Giants W 66 - 81 5 9 14 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 42
13 Melbourne L 77 - 78 8 9 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 52
14 Adelaide Crows W 101 - 92 11 13 24 3 1 1 1 7 1 0 101
15 Geelong Cats L 89 - 80 7 5 12 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 54
16 Port Adelaide W 60 - 62 6 4 10 2 0 1 2 3 0 0 39
17 Collingwood W 103 - 39 10 7 17 5 0 1 1 3 0 0 69
18 Western Bulldogs W 94 - 101 - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Sydney Swans L 79 - 57 - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Richmond L 95 - 77 10 8 18 7 0 2 0 2 2 1 90
21 West Coast Eagles W 77 - 74 0 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
22 Gold Coast Suns W 108 - 89 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 12 - L: 9 125 124 249 61 2 11 12 38 8 4 987

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 96
    • Kicks 9.9
    • Handballs 6.6
    • Disposals 16.5
    • Marks 4.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.2
    • Tackles 2.7
    • Goals 0.5
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

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 7 Adelaide Crows Rd 14, 2014
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
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

AFL Games: 59

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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