Adelaide Football Club player. (South Australia)
Height: 5ft. 6ins.
Weight: 10st. 12lb.
1887: 1 Game - July 16
Melling is pictured in the Fitzroy team in the 1890's
Melling had played with Fitzroy for three seasons before going to Adelaide in early July 1887.
Edward John Melling played with the second incarnation of the Adelaide Football Club.
The club formed, disbanded, merged, and disbanded on three separate occasions.
See below to read the Full Points Footy article on the Adelaide club.
1887 Carlton Football Club on it's second tour of Adelaide played 5 games for 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
In it's final game against Port Adelaide, on the Adelaide Oval July 16 1887, due to injuries, the club was two players short.
Melling of Adelaide F.C. and George Coombe of Norwood F.C. played for Carlton.
Port Adelaide objected, but gave way rather than have the match abandoned.
(The Carlton Story, H.Buggy and H.Bell, p61/The Argus)
There was a player called Melling who played many games for Fitzroy in the 1890's, it seems this is the same person.
Teddy Melling was was given three cheers at the Fitzroy end of season meeting on Monday 23 September, 1895.
Edward Melling played for Fitzroy 1885-93 (Fitzroy web site)
"A sum of nearly £250 has been handed by the Fitzroy Club to their principal trainer, E. Melling, who was, in his day, a notable footballer. Melling has been out of health, but is fortunately on the mend. The amount subscribed does much credit to the organisers of the benefit, and to the Fitzroy Football Club." (Weekly Times May 26 1917)
Full Points Footy have an article on the original Adelaide Football Club.
Click here > www.fullpointsfooty.net/adelaide_(original).htm