They told Brent Harvey he was too small to make the big time.
Yet in 2016, the pocket rocket known affectionately as 'Boomer' broke the all-time record for most games played in the VFL/AFL. This epic feat by one of the game's great characters is the crowning glory of an extraordinary story.
Harvey's autobiography not only charts his 21 seasons with North Melbourne but takes us deep inside one of the oldest footy clubs in Australia. Across over 427 games in the royal blue and white stripes, Boomer has seen it all - magic on-?eld moments, dramatic off -?eld controversies, media storms, merger rumours, personal triumphs, team success and private struggles - and become a one-club man and AFL legend.
Boomer is an honest, passionate, entertaining underdog story as fast, cheeky, feisty and inspiring as the man himself.
PRAISE FOR BRENT HARVEY
"I've run out of superlatives for Brent Harvey and the way he wills himself to get our team over the line." Brad Scott
"If someone had to kick a goal for my life, I'd want the ball in his hands without question." Drew Petrie
"If you cut Brent Harvey out of the game ... you beat North Melbourne. It's that simple." Denis Pagan
"Has anyone been a star of the competition for as long as Boomer?" Brady Rawlings
Brent "Boomer" Harvey, 37, is the longest-serving North Melbourne footballer in history, a former club captain, a premiership player, a NMFC 'Team of the Century' member, former Australian captain and, after 21 seasons, a much loved legend of the AFL. Harvey is just the fourth man to play over 400 games and, barring injury, will become the AFL's games record holder in July 2016, breaking the longstanding record of 426 held by Michael Tuck. Brent lives north of Melbourne with his wife Shayne and three children Lacie, Cooper and Hudson. His energy drink Sparks by Boomer launched in 2015 and he remains a proud ambassador for Wildlife Victoria.
- Pages: 352
- Made by: Macmillan Australia