Jernade Meade was born in Luton, England, and started his career with Sunday league side Bramingham FC. He joined Arsenal in August 2004 at the age of eleven. He started off initially as a left winger before moving into a more defensive role as a left back. During the 2011â€“12 season he made nineteen appearances for the reserve side, with only Oğuzhan Ă–zyakup and Martin Angha appearing more. In the same season he also appeared on the bench as an unused substitute for Arsenalâ€™s first team against Bolton Wanderers in a League Cup fixture.
Jernade featured in pre-season friendly matches in advance of the 2012â€“13 season, including a game against Premier League opposition Southampton. After eight years with the club, he made his first team debut in a dramatic 7â€“5 extra time victory against Reading in the League Cup fourth round. Jernade came on as a substitute, replacing the injured Ignasi Miquel in the 105th minute. In the process, he became the 811th player to have played for Arsenal. On 4 December 2012, Jernade made his first start for Arsenal in a Champions League game against Olympiacos, where he played at left back. The match ended in a 2â€“1 defeat for Arsenal with Jernade being replaced late on by Martin Angha. His contract with Arsenal expired at the end of 2012â€“13 season and, on 20 May 2013, it was announced that Jernade would not be offered a new contract and would be released to find another club. On 16 July 2013, he agreed a deal to join Premier League side Swansea City on a one-year contract. He played regularly for Swanseaâ€™s Under-21 side in the Professional Development League during the first half of the 2013â€“14 season.
On 28 January 2014, Jernade joined his home town club Luton Town on loan for the remainder of the 2013â€“14 season. He did not feature for Lutonâ€™s first-team during his time at the club, appearing only in development squad games, with manager John Still stating that he â€śwould have liked to have seen [Meade] do a bit betterâ€ť.
Jernade was released by Swansea in May 2014.
Jernade then moved to Hadley FC in the Spartan South Midlands Football League before joining the Saints in November 2015. He is a left back but can also be utilised as a left winger.