FORMER Fremantle captain David Mundy appears set to become just the second player from a West Australian club to play 300 games after opening talks with Fremantle to play on in 2019.
Mundy turns 33 on Friday but is yet to miss a game this season and continues to be one of the Dockers' most consistent performers.
His manager, Anthony McConville of Mac's Sports, told AFL.com.au the 288-gamer was poised to extend his career into a 16th season next year.
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"We're in conversations with Freo at the moment about David playing on next year," McConville said.
"David is keen to play on and his form this year suggests he's still capable of doing that at a high level.
"Our talks with Fremantle have been positive, so things look promising for David to continue for another season."
In 16 games this year, Mundy has averaged 22 possessions despite spending considerable time in attack.
At 192cm, he has proved a handful for opposition defences, kicking 14 goals (equal third at Fremantle) and dishing off eight goal assists (equal fourth), while providing a strong aerial target – he is fourth at the club for marks inside 50 (13) and equal fifth in contested marks (nine).
The veteran is also third at the Dockers in contested possessions (10.5 game) and clearances (3.6), behind only Lachie Neale and Nat Fyfe on both counts.
Mundy's outstanding form follows a strong 2017 season when he finished fourth in Freo's best and fairest award.
Taken with pick No.19 in the 2003 NAB AFL Draft, Mundy sits second on Fremantle's all-time games list, behind club legend and longtime teammate Matthew Pavlich (353).
If he plays Fremantle's remaining six games this season, he will need just six more in 2019 to join Pavlich in the 300-game club.
It would be a remarkable achievement given the toll taken on WA-based players by the long flights they face every second week of the home and away season.
No player has played 300 games for West Coast in its 31-year history, with champion ruckman Dean Cox coming closest (290).
Mundy captained the Dockers in 2016 and won the Doig Medal in 2010 before runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015. He was also an All Australian in 2015.