David Mundy re-signs with Fremantle Dockers

David Mundy2Fremantle fans can breathe a sign of relief with news gun midfielder David Mundy has committed to the club until the end of 2017.

The 28-year-old agreed to a three-year contract extension with Fremantle and said the decision to stay in Western Australia was not just about football.

“I’ve gone on public record to state that every time I have come out of contract it’s a heavy pull to go back to Victoria,” Mundy said.

“I wasn’t just looking at the next three or four or five years, I was looking 10 years down the track about how I could best support my family.

“At the end of the day I’m playing good football at Fremantle, I’m thankful for them for giving me the opportunity and I’m enjoying my time here.”

The news comes on the back of a good week for the Dockers, with priority signing Nat Fyfe agreeing to a new contract with the club and the team overcoming West Coast at Patersons Stadium on Saturday to record their sixth win in succession.

Mundy spoke at a press conference during the week about his decision being more about football, with the club nervous he was considering ending his career on a lucrative contact back home with a Victorian club.

The elite midfielder has been a member of the club’s leadership group since 2010 and was awarded the Doig Medal in the same year.

He said his decision to stay was based on a belief the club was starting to build its on-field and off-field momentum.

“We’ve got a really strong playing group at the moment led by some fantastic coaches,” he said.

“The drive and the determination that exists in our training rooms and our training track is really translating onto the field so I am excited to be part of that moving forward.”

Fremantle player management boss Brad Lloyd said Mundy has been an important player for the club for several years.

“We are excited that he has chosen to extend his contract with the club,” Lloyd said.

Mundy was drafted to the club with pick 19 in the 2003 draft, making his debut in round 6, 2005 against Melbourne.

He has played 200 games for Fremantle and was runner up to Nat Fyfe in the 2013 Doig Medal count.

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