Harvey will play on into a 20th season after signing a one-year deal.
North Melbourne fan favourite Brent Harvey will play his 20th season of AFL football after signing a one-year contract to stay at Arden Street.
The 36-year-old said he got the thumbs up from North Melbourne coach Brad Scott, making his decision relatively straight forward.
“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 been 378 AFL games and the one-year deal will mean the player will be on track to reach the elusive 400-game mark and move within striking distance of Michael Tuck’s record of 426 games.
Though in typically modest fashion, Harvey said breaking Tuck’s record was not something he was thinking about.
“I honestly don’t think about it,” he said.
“I’m not playing for 400 games, I’m playing to win a premiership.”