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David Mundy – Fremantle #16

One of the most crucial components of the Fremantle structure, Mundy is a star and has been for a number of years now. His ball-winning and disposal skills are elite.

David was drafted by the Fremantle Dockers with pick 19 in the in the 2003 National Draft. He had to wait until round 6 of the 2005 season before making his debut against Melbourne. He played all of the remaining 17 games of the 2005 season and was rewarded with a Rising Star nomination in round 14. He went on the finish 3rd in the Rising Star award behind Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen and was awarded with the Beacon Award for being the best young player on the Fremantle list.

Having been an All-Australian in 2015 David is at the peak of his powers and will continue to be a driving force in the Freo midfield.

Q: Which Junior Clubs did you play for and what was the highlight of your junior career?

A: I started off at St Marys football club in Seymour and then played for the Murray Bushrangers in the Under 15’s, Under 16’s and Under 18’s and I also played a few senior games for Seymour Lions in 2003.
The two highlights for me were kicking 17 goals in one game in Under 15’s and winning 7 straight premierships with St Mary’s from Under 11’s to Under 15’s.

Q: Who was your AFL Idol as a kid and why?

A: I was a Geelong supporter so I grew up watching Gary Ablett Snr and he was my favourite player but I also liked Billy Brownless. I remember he kicked the winning goal after the siren in a final against the Bulldogs and that made me like him even more.

Q: What were you doing on the day you got drafted?

A: I was just at home and because the draft was held in the morning in those days I was actually still in bed when I got drafted.

Q: What has been the highlight of your AFL career so far?

A: Playing in the three finals series the Dockers have been in since I’ve been at the club. The best of those was in 2006 when we made the Preliminary Final. Other highlights have been being a part of the Australian team on the tour to Ireland in 2006 and winning Fremantle Best and Fairest in 2010.

Q: What are some of your interests outside of football?

A: I’m currently studying Marine Science at University and I’m part owner of a property development group which both take up a fair bit of time.

Q: If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing for a job?

A: I don’t really have a clear path at the moment for what I want to do after footy. I’ll finish my degree at University and I enjoy the property development side of things so I’ve got a few options open.