Date of birth
United initially signed defender Jon Mellish on a one-year deal midway through May 2019.
Having been converted to a midfield role by manager Chris Beech, he showed a natural affinity and was quickly offered a new deal. October 2020 brought more contract discussions and an agreement was reached which kept him with the club until the summer of 2022.
Mellish, a Gateshead College graduate, came through the under-19 system with the Heed and also enjoyed a loan spell with Newcastle Benfield as he cut his teeth in the game.
The left-footer, who can play a number of positions, made his first-team debut in the final game of the 2016/17 National League season and was subsequently offered a full contract with the club.
He made a total of 58 appearances for his hometown team, scoring twice, and made his debut for the England C squad in a 1-0 victory over the Estonia under-23 side in October 2018.
He picked up the National League’s young player of the year award for the 2018/19 season at a ceremony in London two days before joining the Cumbrians.
Jon made 49 appearances during the 2020/21 season, scoring an impressive 16 goals.
Jon is sponsored by Bob Hope.