David Mundy – Australian Rules Football Player
Born on the twentieth of July, 1985, in Saymour Victoria, David Mundy plays for the Fremantle Football Club. David has been a star midfielder for the club and has helped the make to club a better side.
Mundy was traded to Fremantle as the number 19 pick in the draft by Western Bulldogs.
He started playing for Subiaco Football Club in the Western Australian Football League. Mundy continued to impress onlookers in the WAFL and soon got the call up from Fremantle to make his AFL debut against Melbourne at the MCG in 2005.
He played the remaining seventeen games of the season and continued to impress. He was nominated for the AFL Rising Star Award in recognition of his achievements. He ended up third in the votes for the award behind Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen. Mundy was shifted to a mid fielder role in 2008 so that his kicking abilities could come to the fore.
His fitness and consistency were rewarded when he won his 100th cap for the club in 2009, becoming only the 8th player in the league since inception to play them consecutively from debut onwards.
2010 was the breakout year for David Mundy. He averaged 22 dismissals per game and also won the Doig Medal for his performances as permanent on baller. His precision skills were greatly appreciated.
His performances all through the year and particularly the one in the elimination final against Hawthorne garnered a lot of positive sentiment among the club and he was rewarded with another four year contract with the club.
2011 began with a bang for David Mundy who was clearly revelling in his new found confidence after winning the Doig medal. His average of 28 disposals per game was better than ever before however he suffered a broken leg which effectively ended his season for 2011. He would play only one more game in the 2011 season.
What is remarkable is that despite playing only 12 games over the season, Mundy still finished in the top 10 in effective handballs, total contested possessions, hard and loose ball gets and tackles! He had now cemented his place as one of the champions of the club.
2012 started off very slowly for David Mundy. A lot of this can be contributed to a pre season injury that he picked up which compromised his training. He overcame that setback however to roar into form by the middle of the season.
He finished the season as among top five for most disposals, effective kicks, contested possessions, uncontested possessions, clearances and loose ball gets for Fremantle.
His partnership with Michael Barlow was considered as one of the major strengths of the club.
2013 was another strong year for David Mundy as he finished with over 200 disposals for the season to go along with seven goals and 90 marks. His performances in the Grand Final were vital for the club and he was by far the best player for his team out there.