Jade de Melo

AFLW and womens footy is an amazing community which I am so grateful to have discovered and had the opportunity to play. I know so many women who didn’t get the chance or players under much more challenging circumstances. It’s challenged me to push myself physically, created so many friendships and opened up opportunities outside of footy.
Current Team
Port Adelaide
Current Position
Half Forward
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Oil and Gas
  • Travelling
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Social Sports
  • Skills And Coaching Clinics
  • Girls In Sport
  • Girls In STEM


Following a long career at the state league level across various different states and territories, Jades AFLW dream was realised in 2022 when she was drafted to the inaugral Port Adelaide side following a standout season in the SANFL. Her agility, speed and ability to anticipate the play in her fortward role makes her a key part of any outfit. Outside AFLW, Jade holds a Masters of Enginneering in Oil and Gas and juggles her AFLW career with her job as a Mechanical Engineer. Jades goals are now to push herself to her maximum capability and motivate and pass that on to the younger girls coming through.