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David Mundy willing to sacrifice to aid young guns at Fremantle

David Mundy is willing to sacrifice for his younger teammates.
David Mundy is willing to sacrifice for his younger teammates.Picture: Getty Images

Veteran David Mundy is confident he has plenty to offer Fremantle in 2018 but is prepared to sacrifice his own game to expose the club’s next generation of stars.

Speaking from Makybe Rise Primary School in Baldivis this morning as part of the Dockers community camp in the region, Mundy said he wasn’t changing his approach heading into his 15th season.

Mundy split his time between the midfield and forward line in 21 games this season and expects more of the same after welcoming another raft of developing midfielders to the club, including pick two and five in this year’s draft Andrew Brayshaw and Adam Cerra.

“I certainly consider myself still good enough to really contribute to Fremantle,” Mundy said. “I feel like I’ve got a lot to offer. I had a shifting role last year playing a bit more forward. I think that’s the way AFL is going these days, you need to be able to play multiple roles really well. I feel like I can do that, I can complement the different guys that we’ve got in the different regions on the field.

“Overall I think I may have spent more time forward than I did midfield so I think that will certainly be a method of play for me moving forward.

The Eagles are expected to have a forward line overhaul.

“We’ve seen guys like Connor Blakely and Sonny Walters spend a bit more time in the middle and flourish in that role. Ultimately we’re here for team success and it’s not about me or the individual.”

The 32-year-old, one of just six players 30 or over on the Dockers’ list, said he was in great shape ahead of a long summer.

Giant ruckman Aaron Sandilands turned 35 yesterday and is the oldest player on the list.

“It’s the first year in a couple of years I haven’t required end of season surgery and it really progressed me,” Mundy said. “It’s been really beneficial.

“The body is feeling really good. It’s (all the youth coming in) been a big change. You never get comfortable on an AFL list, regardless of age, it’s about performance.”

Mundy was joined by second year swingman Brennan Cox and rookie Bailey Banfield in Baldivis where they spoke to the students about healthy living and goal setting.

He said the basic goal for the Dockers was improve and get all the new players on the same page.

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