Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir says there will “absolutely” be a spot on the club’s list for David Mundy in 2022 if he wants to extend his career into an 18th season.
The Dockers veteran is currently playing some of the best football of his career at 35 years of age, averaging 26 touches, three marks and five tackles this year.
Longmuir said Mundy was as important to the side off the field as he is on it and was hopeful he’d sign a new deal for next season later this year.
“Based on what I’ve seen (from his form this year), absolutely,” Longmuir said on Sportsday when asked whether Mundy will be offered a new contract.
“It’s a long year though and we just have to make sure we look after him and get him through until the end of the year and see whether he wants to go around again.
“I’m sure they’ll be room on the list for him, it’s not just what he offers on the field, but he offers a lot off the field around the footy club.
“He’s a real mentor to a lot of our younger players.”
The Dockers will play consecutive games away from Optus Stadium in the coming weeks, after Perth’s COVID situation saw the AFL switch their game against Brisbane to the Gabba.
Fremantle will take on Essendon at Marvel Stadium in Round 9 before heading back to Western Australia ahead of their Round 10 home game against Sydney.