The West

Boomer Harvey to play on
Boomer Harvey to play on

North Melbourne's Brent Harvey has signed a one-year deal that will take him into his 20th AFL season.

The 36-year-old said he got the thumbs up from Kangaroos coach Brad Scott to play on which made the decision easy.

"I've always said I'd play on as long as my body and mind is sound, which is certainly is at this stage of the year," Harvey said.

"I got the thumbs up from Brad which was the biggest thing; that he thinks I'm still contributing to the football club and can contribute next year."

Harvey has played 378 games and a 20th season gives him a chance to break the 400-game mark next season and move within striking distance of Michael Tucks' record of 426.

Harvey, who is considered a big chance to win a sixth club best and fairest, said the 400-game milestone wasn't a motive.

"I honestly don't think about it," he said.

"I'm not playing for 400 games, I'm playing to win a premiership."

The West Australian

Latest News From The West

Popular Dockers Michael Barlow and Alex Silvagni will learn their fates early next week, with a Fremantle list management committee meeting likely to decide their spots on the club’s list.

Matt Knight and Andre Ingram had an immediate impact as the Perth Wildcats overcame a scare and the Illawarra Hawks to prevail by seven points at Perth Arena last night.

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe was forced to watch the second half of his side’s thrilling 3-2 win over Melbourne City from the stands following a sensational outburst at referee Allan Milliner …

Popular videos

Our Picks

Follow Us

More from The West