Seagulls re-sign tough on-baller  

 

Williamstown is thrilled to announce the re-signing of hard-nosed midfielder Nick Mellington for the 2021 season.

 

Mellington joined the Seagulls at the end of 2018 and enjoyed a fruitful first season at Downer Oval, which included immediate elevation into the Club’s 2019 leadership group. 

 

Mellington, 24, made his VFL debut for Richmond in 2014 - the same year he captained NAB League club Murray Bushrangers.   

 

The hard-running left footer played 28 games for the Tigers before crossing to Coburg in 2017, spending two seasons in the Lions’ leadership group and notching up a further 32 VFL senior appearances. 

 

The hard-running left footer boasts a penetrating kick and natural ball-winning ability that was on full display in his 14 Williamstown outings in 2019. 

 

A member of the Club’s 2019 grand final side, Mellington averaged 15 touches and five tackles in the blue and gold and added influential grunt and versatility to the midfield group - something GM-Football Stephen Soulsby said is exciting as we edge closer to the new 2021 season. 

 

“Nick has had a big influence on the group since joining us. He's a natural leader within the group leading by his actions but also the way he communicates within the group is second to none," Soulsby said. 

 

"His ability to play selfless roles as needed within a game situation is something he has brought to us and he's highly respected within the group."

 

 

 

 

 

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