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

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