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Mellington not a forgotten man at Freo

Injury ruined a promising start to 2012 for Josh Mellington, and while many have forgetten his early form, the club has not

4:20pm  Feb 8, 2013

WAFL Watch - Rucks and Forwards

See how Freo's ruckmen and forwards fared in WAFL action, including Josh Mellington's return

4:44pm  Jul 12, 2012

Contract extension for Mellington

Josh Mellington has secured a two-year contract extension

3:55pm  Jun 15, 2012

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185 cm
84 kg

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At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Benalla Saints
Clubs: Fremantle
Draft information: National Draft 2010, pick 56
Debut: Round 14 2011 v Brisbane
Recruited from: Murray Bushrangers
Brownlow Votes: -

On the comeback trail from from a severe hamstring tendon injury, Mellington impressed at the start of 2012 and will probably be given another opportunity in 2013. His early season WAFL form at West Perth has been very impressive.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Josh Mellington began 2012 impressively, playing an important role as a small forward in the first three games.

He kicked three goals in round 1 against Geelong and tackled with enthusiasm when he didn’t have possession of the ball.

A major hamstring injury ruined his season and he didn’t play another senior game, however, Mellington showed enough to suggest he can get back out there in 2013 and be relevant again in Freo’s forward line.

Mellington did some good things in his two appearances for Fremantle in 2011. After debuting with 11 disposals against the Brisbane Lions in round 14, he came on as a sub the following week and kicked a nice goal. Although it was only over two games, Mellington did top Freo for overall disposal effiency (81.2%) in 2011. He will look to continue to build on his game and hopefully play a more significant role in 2012 and beyond. 


By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 6
    • Kicks 4.7
    • Handballs 3.7
    • Disposals 8.3
    • Marks 2.7
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.8
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 41.7

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 8 St Kilda Rd 23, 2013
Handballs 9 St Kilda Rd 23, 2013
Disposals 17 St Kilda Rd 23, 2013
Marks 5 St Kilda Rd 23, 2013
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 5 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2012
Goals 3 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2012
AFL Fantasy 61 St Kilda Rd 23, 2013

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2013 Fremantle 8 9 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 61
2012 Fremantle 12 5 17 5 0 4 2 7 4 3 114
2011 Fremantle 8 8 16 6 0 3 2 3 1 2 75


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Fremantle Dockers: 5 games, 5 goals  


As well as playing great footy, I’d like to be remembered for:
Being a good team player

Most memorable victory (AFL or non-AFL):
My first AFL game against Brisbane

Most admired player at another club:
Steve Johnson

Favourite ground to play on:

Best part about training:
The end

Weights or running:

What would you prefer – mark of the year or goal of the year:
Mark of the year

Which skill do you need to most work on:

Complete this line…with two minutes to go in the 2012 Grand Final:
Mellington kicks the winning goal for Freo

Who will be Mike Sheahan’s No. 1 ranked player by the end of 2012:
Matthew Pavlich

You are running 30 minutes late to an early morning beach recovery session. What’s your excuse:
Cops pulled me over

What is the first thing you would do if you were Andrew Demetriou for a day:
Give the AFL players association a bit more

Favourite meal the night before a game:

What music helps you get ‘in the zone’ before a game:
Dance music

One thing you would change about the world:
The AFL players association should get more of a kick

PlayStation or Xbox? And what’s your favourite game:
Playstation and COD

Who would win My Kitchen Rules at your club? And what’s their signature dish:
Clancee Pearce with a curry

Your favourite line from a movie:

I’ve got too many to say

What’s your favourite dance move:
The sprinkler

What is your favourite holiday destination in Australia:
CBD of Melbourne

Where would you recommend visiting within your state:
Rottnest Island