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David Mundy a Docker for life after signing new deal

Mundy a Docker for life Fremantle beats rivals to secure star midfielder David Mundy to a three-year deal
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David Mundy is likely to be a Docker for life after signing a new deal




FREMANTLE has re-signed its second superstar in a week with midfielder David Mundy resisting the temptation to return to Victoria and re-committing to the Dockers for three more seasons.
 
Hot on the heels of last Thursday's announcement that Nat Fyfe had re-signed a new three-year deal, Mundy has agreed to terms to remain at Fremantle to the end of 2017.
 
Mundy, who turns 29 later this month, was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season, and the Victorian is understood to have been heavily courted by clubs in his home state including Hawthorn and Collingwood.
 

It is believed Mundy was seeking a four-year deal to come home but was content to remain a Docker on a shorter contract worth almost $700,000 a season.
 
Mundy said the lure of home had always been a factor every time his contract came up but he was happy to stay loyal to the club that recruited him.
 
"It was a heavy consideration and I didn't want to rush this decision," Mundy said. 

"It's a major life decision, not just football decision, so I don't apologize for taking my time and taking the time I felt I needed to come to this decision. 

"But definitely, the pull to move close to my family was definitely one of the major factors that I was considering.

"The best way for me to support my family at this stage was to stay in Fremantle.

"I am more than happy to stay here. I love playing my football here and I am obviously very grateful that Fremantle gave me my shot, 10 years ago, so I am just hopeful to repay that faith."

Mundy played his 200th game against West Coast last Saturday and was one of the Dockers' best players in their Grand Final loss to Hawthorn last year.
 
The 192cm midfielder won Freo's best and fairest award in 2010 and finished runner-up in last year's count.
 
Mundy said the fact that the club was in the midst of a successful period was also a major reason behind staying at Fremantle.

"It definitely played a big factor in it," Mundy said.

"I've been through some bleak years at Fremantle and they're not times that I want to really go back to. 

"I feel like we've got a very strong culture here at the moment, which will really help propel the group forward. 

"The accountability and the top-down performance from the club is something that I really admire and I'm really privileged to be a part of."

The Dockers now have just two players remaining on 2014's free agency list, captain Matthew Pavlich and veteran defender Luke McPharlin.