The 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared via videolink at … [45], The first intra-club match during the 2013 pre-season saw Melksham break his hand, which required surgery,[46] he managed to return for the NAB Cup, playing his first match in round two. Aunty Jean was a lovely, hard working woman, wife of Robert, and mother to Beverley, John, Steve and Russell. [55] He was also rewarded with a two-year contract extension, tying him to the club until the end of the 2015 season. One of the most famous faces on the red carpet, Jesinta Franklin, also went with a train, albeit a slightly more managable one. It’s wafting over this fair city like a tangerine chemical cloud. [85], Melksham playing for Melbourne in April 2018, 2013–2015: Top five best and fairest finish then inconsistency, "No honeymoon for Jake Melksham, set to debut for Essendon", "Two Queenslanders Named in 2007-08 AIS/AFL Academy", "Temel's trusty boot powers Cannons to victory", "Melksham wins Round 8 Rising Star nomination", "Teenagers top Swans' picks in national draft", "Franklin signs on for Subiaco and for the long term with Hawks", "Essendon's Jake Melksham wins Rising Star nomination", "Knights grits teeth and digs his heels in", "Skipper returns to give Magpies even more bite", "Carlton turns it on to defeat Essendon by 62 points in elimination final", "Young Essendon players Jake Melksham and David Zaharakis groomed for leadership, not marriage", "Five Reasons Why Essendon Can Win the Flag", "Bombers away as Hird's men hit afterburners", "Saints' draft pick looks like a forward in a hurry", "Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin to miss Swans final after accepting one-week suspension", "Essendon utility Brendon Goddard snares best-and-fairest, then talks premierships", "Improving Melksham set to extend contract", "Jake Melksham says Essendon hasn't given up on top-four ambitions", "Melksham out for Dons, Dees pick Blease", "Dons boost finals hopes with thrilling win over Eagles", "AFL Teams: Jarryd Roughead, Jimmy Bartel and Scott Pendlebury headline Round 22 changes", "Essendon lose Jake Melksham and Heath Hocking ahead of game with Melbourne", "AFL Teams Round 18, 2015: Lance Franklin return, Jonathan Giles picked, Gary Ablett, Nat Fyfe out", "AFL Teams Round 20, 2015: Nat Fyfe, Travis Cloke, Brett Deledio, Steve Johnson return", "Bomber Melksham weighing up his options", "Swingman Hooker's versatility rewarded with Crichton Medal win", "AFL trade period 2015: Jake Melksham to be either at Essendon or Melbourne in 2016", "Essendon 'extremely disappointed' as Jake Melksham exits", "Demons land Melksham for second-round pick", "I didn't really want to leave Dons: Melksham", "Thirty-four present and former Bombers cleared of all drug charges", "Guilty: court bans the Essendon 34 for 2016", "Dees' Xmas bonus with ex-Dons to join full training", "Melbourne's Jake Melksham has nerves eased by watching his former Essendon teammates", "AFL Teams Round 7: Full squads for every game, ins and outs, injuries, suspensions and team news", "Lindsay Thomas sent to VFL tribunal, Jake Melksham offered suspension for being reported twice", "The move that breathed new life into Melbourne's Jake Melksham",, Australian rules footballers from Victoria (Australia), Doping cases in Australian rules football, Use Australian English from December 2016, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 5 April 2020, at 10:51. A midfielder, 1.86 metres (6 ft 1 in) tall and weighing 83 kilograms (183 lb), Melksham also has the ability to play as a defender, primarily as a half-back flanker.

In addition to his five goals, Melksham amassed 21 disposals, 15 score involvements, 14 contested possessions and four score assists in an outstanding display. Pic: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia, Jesinta Franklin and Lance Franklin of the Swans.Source:Getty Images, Lauren Tscharke and Bryce Gibbs of the Crows.Source:Getty Images, Alisha Edwards and Steele Sidebottom of the Magpies.Source:Getty Images, Emily Hodgson and Tim Membrey of the Saints.Source:Getty Images, Isaac Smith of the Hawks and his partner Candice Quinlan.Source:Getty Images, Tex Walker of the Crows and Ellie Brown.Source:Getty Images, Brit Davis and Joel Selwood of the Cats.Source:Getty Images, Emma Giles and Jarryn Geary of the Saints arrive at the 2018 Brownlow Medal count.Source:Getty Images, Giants player Lachie Whitfield and Brigitta Olsen.

[27] Despite being drafted as a midfielder, he played the majority of the season on the half-back flank[28] and struggled for continuity as he played no more than four matches consecutively at a time. "There's only one component of our game that's going to stamp that out, it's the coaches," he said. Jake Melksham (born 29 August 1991) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). [53] He played twenty-one matches for the year with The Age journalist, Rohan Connolly stating his form had improved from the previous year;[54] this was reflected in his fifth-place finish in the club best and fairest count. [14] The Age journalist, Will Brodie, predicted he would debut and play in the midfield early in the season[15] and he made his debut in the twenty point win against Carlton at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in round three. Melksham booted five goals without blemish on his way to scoring a staggering 40.4 points in the Schick AFL Player Ratings as the Demons demolished Carlton by 109 points on Sunday afternoon. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Melksham's late surge in his draft year saw him recruited by the Essendon Football Club with the tenth selection in the 2009 AFL draft. Keep up to date with your club's picks throughout the Trade Period, Northern Knights coach Marcus Abney-Hastings will lead the Roos' VFLW side, among…, Mitch Cleary and Callum Twomey answer all your trade questions live on Facebook, All the latest trade news and whispers in our daily LIVE blog, This content is unavailable in your region. [77], After missing twelve months of football, Melbourne elected to ease Melksham back into training heading into the 2017 season, in which he did not join full training until January.

He spent three years playing for the Calder Cannons, winning a premiership in his final junior year.

Before he could play his first match with Melbourne, he was suspended for the 2016 season for his involvement in the Essendon Football Club supplements saga. Players didn't do it (in yesteryears)," he said. [70] Falling out of contract at the end of the year, reports emerged at the end of the season that he was considering changing clubs despite Essendon offering him a two-year contract. [81] He played the opening six matches of the year, but struggled to make a significant impact, and he was dropped for the round seven match against Hawthorn at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Pic: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia, Jordan Ablett. Pay the free kick and let's stop this rot.". Melksham has played 42 games for the Demons since moving from Essendon at the end of 2015, becoming an essential part of the club's forward structure. Brownlow 2018: Highlights from the Red Carpet, Nadia Bartel on the 2018 Brownlow red carpet. "Whether it's a missed goal or missed tackle or whatever. Don't have an account? It's a real Chestburster! THE WAGs of Aussie Rules have hit the red carpet in Melbourne for one of the most gleeful events on our fashion calendar.

Melksham grew up in Glenroy, Victoria;[1] as a junior, he played for the Oak Park Football Club in the Essendon District Football League,[2] and attended Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Pic: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia. Here are the rest of the glam gowns from the 2018 Brownlow red carpet: Tayla Harris. Home Loan For Savvy Aussie Refinancers. This year a pregnant Nadia Bartel hosted the red carpet, bringing her unique WAG insight to proceedings. He and his teammates were initially found not guilty in March 2015 by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal,[76] however, a guilty verdict was returned in January 2016 after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Crisp said he had 'forgot' players were not allowed to bet on football. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. A teenage boy has appeared in court today charged with the murder of 17-year-old A level student. AFL boss Gillon McLachlan refused to comment on the matter during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. Pic: Michael KleinSource:News Corp Australia, Jerri Jones and Nathan Jones of the Demons.Source:Getty Images, Max Gawn of Melbourne and partner Jessica Todd.Source:AAP, Stacey Kimpton, partner of Jake Melksham of Melbourne.Source:AAP, Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield and wife Mardi. Growing up in Glenroy, Victoria, he played top-level football early when he joined the Calder Cannons' under 18 side in the TAC Cup at the age of sixteen. Stacey Kimpton, partner of Jake Melksham of Melbourne. But the forward is confident he will be fit to play in round one. [44] Despite being one of two players to play every match during the season, he failed to finish inside the top ten in the club best and fairest.

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