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Josh Mellington
Personal information
Full name Josh Mellington
Date of birth (1992-12-29) 29 December 1992 (age 22)
Original team Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
Draft #56, 2010 National Draft, Fremantle
Height/Weight 187 cm (6 ft 2 in) / 78 kg (172 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 25
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011– Fremantle 6 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2013 season.

Josh Mellington (born 29 December 1992) is an Australian rules footballer with the Fremantle Football Club, in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from Benalla, Mellington played junior football for the Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup. In 2010, Mellington led the Bushrangers' goalkicking, with 41 for the season, and finished fourth in the TAC Cup best and fairest.[1] He was "shocked" when drafted by Fremantle with their third selection, 56th overall, in the 2010 AFL Draft.[2]

A small forward, Mellington played his first games for Fremantle in a NAB Cup pre-season double header against Hawthorn and West Coast on 14 February 2011.[3]

He made his official AFL debut in Round 14 of the 2011 AFL season against Brisbane Lions at Patersons Stadium.[4]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Chris (18 November 2010). "Mellington hopes Dogs bite at draft". The Border Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Chris (19 November 2010). "DRAFT: Shocked Mellington heads west". The Border Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Quartermaine, Braden (13 February 2011). "New faces as Fremantle rebuilds with eye on finals". Herald Sun. Retrieved 19 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Fremantle captain Matthew Pavlich repels Brisbane Lions

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129 news items

Fremantle Dockers

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:05:54 -0700

The AFL future of Josh Mellington is up in the air after the speedy forward was delisted by Fremantle on Thursday. Mellington, taken with pick No.56 in the 2010 national draft, played just six games for the Dockers over three seasons before being told ...


Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:03:20 -0700

FREMANTLE forward Josh Mellington is seeking a trade away from the club. The 20-year-old from the Murray Bushrangers played just one game for the Dockers in 2013, the final round clash against St Kilda when half the side was rested before the finals.

The Age

The Age
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:48:05 -0700

Josh Mellington, who was delisted by Fremantle last year and has spent most of this season with Essendon's VFL side, has already played one game for Benalla, and the club is aiming to qualify him for the finals. "We would not normally do that," Biggs said.
The Age
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:30:00 -0700

But a big group of lads who didn't quite make the big league, or have returned to Benalla after stints in the AFL (former Fremantle player Josh Mellington and ex-Collingwood rookie Lachie Smith fall into that category), now forms the core of Morgan's side.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:51:43 -0800

Josh Simpson. Jesse Crichton — Werribee (VFL). Peter Faulks — Williamstown (VFL). Alex Forster. Josh Mellington. Jayden Pitt. Kepler Bradley — Claremont (WAFL). Sam Menegola* — Subiaco (WAFL). Michael Wood*. Alex Howson*. Haiden Schloithe* ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:10:22 -0700

... Isaac Muller (Murray Bushrangers), Daniel Willis (Shepparton), Charles Lill (Swan Districts), Jydon Neagle (Wodonga Raiders), James Ferry (Greenvale). Out: Ben Duscher, Wayne Schultz, Josh Toy, Josh Mellington, Murphy Ambrose, Alistair Kefford.
Fremantle Dockers
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:25:07 -0800

The arduous journey back from a severe hamstring injury has almost reached its conclusion for Josh Mellington. A little under a year ago, the Victorian forward had earned himself a spot in Ross Lyon's 22 for the round 1 match against reigning premiers ...
The West Australian
Fri, 16 May 2014 14:22:30 -0700

Former Fremantle players Nick Lower, Josh Mellington and Peter Faulks, ex-Perth midfielder Daniel Venditti, former South Fremantle onballer Mitch Banner and ex-West Coast onballer Adam Cockie have also been chosen in VFL squad. Mellington is playing ...

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