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David Mundy

David Mundy

David Mundy, May 2014
Personal information
Full name David Mundy
Date of birth (1985-07-20) 20 July 1985
Place of birth Seymour, Victoria
Original team Murray Bushrangers (TAC Cup)
Draft #19, 2003 National Draft, Fremantle
Height/Weight 192cm / 91kg
Position(s) Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current club Fremantle
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2005– Fremantle 210 (82)
International team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
2006 Australia 2
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 2014 season.
Career highlights

David Mundy (born 20 July 1985), in Seymour, Victoria is an Australian rules footballer with the Fremantle Football Club. He plays as a half back flanker or midfielder and began his football career at Murray Bushrangers in the TAC Cup.

Fremantle career

Mundy was drafted by Fremantle at selection 19 at the 2003 AFL Draft. This selection was traded to Fremantle by the Western Bulldogs in return for Steven Koops. Upon moving to WA in 2004 he was allocated to the Subiaco Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

He spent the entire 2004 season playing with Subiaco and was a part of their premiership team. Impressive WAFL form continued into 2005 and he was selected by Fremantle to make his AFL debut at the MCG against Melbourne in Round 6. His poise and composure in defence saw Mundy maintain his position in the side for all 17 remaining games for the season. In round 14 he was recognised by the AFL by being nominated for the AFL Rising Star award. In the final voting he came 3rd behind Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen with 15 votes. He also was awarded the 2005 Beacon Award as the best young talent on the Fremantle list.

Mundy started the 2008 season in good form, and was shifted to a midfield role late in the season in order to utilise his kicking ability.[1] In 2009 he played his 100th game and was only the eighth player in league history to play them consecutively from debut.[2] He played 124 consecutive games from his debut until he was a late withdrawal due to stomach cramps before the Round 17, 2010 match against the Western Bulldogs.[3]

2010 was his best season to date, and he was recognised by being named in the 40-man squad for the 2010 All-Australian team[4] and also won the Doig Medal as Fremantle's best player for the year.[5] At the end of the 2010 season, there was much speculation that Mundy would not renew his contract with Fremantle and would instead either return to play in Melbourne, or be recruited by the new Gold Coast Football Club.[6] However, he rejected all other offers and re-signed with Fremantle in September 2010 for an additional four years.[7]

References

  1. ^ Schmook, Nathan (14 February 2009) Midfield role for Mundy as Freo finds a leader
  2. ^ Milestone fair reward for Docker Mundy
  3. ^ Denham, Greg (29 July 2010). "Tarrant to make derby return".  
  4. ^ All-Australian team to have up to 17 first-time players
  5. ^ It's David's Doig
  6. ^ David Mundy counts down to big call
  7. ^ Mundy signs with Fremantle

External links

  • David Mundy's profile on the official website of the Fremantle Football Club
  • David Mundy's statistics from AFL Tables
  • WAFL Player Profile
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