Fremantle has confirmed David Mundy will retire at the end of the 2022 season.
Mundy, who recently turned 37, has played 371 games for the Dockers since being drafted back in 2003.
He is currently the competition’s oldest player and has played a big role in the Dockers’ resurgence throughout 2022, averaging 22.2 disposals, 4.7 clearances and 2.6 inside 50s per game.
After 19 years, David Mundy’s incredible career will come to an end ⚓️ #foreverfreo
— Fremantle Dockers (@freodockers) August 1, 2022
“I’m incredibly proud, I’ve been living my dream for 19 years now and I’ve loved every bit of it,” Mundy said in a Fremantle statement.
“Not all of it has been easy, there’s been quite a few, really hard and emotional bits to it, but I’ve been able to grow as a person and as a player throughout my time at Fremantle and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I’m really proud of the person I’ve been able to develop into, the family I’ve been able to create, and my role within the football club. I feel I’ve grown from a skinny full back who didn’t want to talk to anyone, to being a part of the leadership group for a number of years now.
“I’m proud of that growth and that journey and I’m looking to get the most out of this season and explore what’s next.
“I’ve grown up at the Fremantle Football Club and I’ve spent more than half of my life in WA and associated with Fremantle.
“The entire Football Club, and each iteration we’ve had with players, staff and coaches, have been really supportive and it’s been a great environment to work in and strive for success and excellence.
“The whole club integration at the moment is the best it’s ever been, I love coming to work every day and it’s meant a lot to me.”
Mundy also paid tribute to his family, friends and family for the support over the year.
The imminent retirement leaves Mundy with no more than seven games left in his career if Fremantle plays the Grand Final.
He is currently 10th in VFL/AFL games played and will move into ninth ahead of Adam Goodes (372) in the coming weeks.