latest news- Brent 'Boomer' Harvey's heartfelt message to newly drafted son: 'Saved this for a rainy day' breaking news

It was always meant to be. AFL games record-holder Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey’s son, Cooper, has found his way to the club his dad carried for the best part of two decades. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Wild scenes as friends, family celebrate AFL’s newest draftees...

latest news- Brent 'Boomer' Harvey's heartfelt message to newly drafted son: 'Saved this for a rainy day' breaking news

It was always meant to be. AFL games record-holder Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey’s son, Cooper, has found his way to the club his dad carried for the best part of two decades. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Wild scenes as friends, family celebrate AFL’s newest draftees...

latest news- Brent 'Boomer' Harvey's heartfelt message to newly drafted son: 'Saved this for a rainy day' breaking news
30 Kasım 2022 - 06:35

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It was always meant to be.

AFL games record-holder Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey’s son, Cooper, has found his way to the club his dad carried for the best part of two decades.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Wild scenes as friends, family celebrate AFL’s newest draftees.

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North Melbourne selected the Northern Knights product with pick No.56 in the national draft on Tuesday night, just six years after his legendary father hung up the boots.

Cooper was surrounded by family and friends who swamped him in celebration when his moment arrived late on night two of the draft.

After the dust settled, Cooper’s Hall of Fame dad shared an old photo of the pair in matching North Melbourne jumpers after one of the 432 games Brent played at the top level.

Brent and Cooper Harvey speaking at Arden Street. Credit: Twitter/Instagram

“Saved this photo for a rainy day,” the photo was captioned.

“Spread your wings and soar my boy.

“Can’t wait to watch and share your journey with you.”

The father-son pair spoke on Wednesday afternoon after Cooper had his first run in the blue and white.

“I can’t wait to play for the great club my old man played for, to carry on his legacy but also to carve a path for myself,” Cooper said.

“Hearing my name called out ... I’ve been dreaming of that moment since I was a little boy.”

The 18-year-old said he shares some familiar qualities with his old man.

“Like dad, I’m a real competitor, I hate losing,” he said.

“I broke my arm twice and bounced back pretty strong, so I feel like I’m pretty resilient too.”

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The youngster won’t take his the 29 jumper number that his dad made famous though, with the incumbent Will Phillips hanging onto it.

“It’s romantic, isn’t it?” Brent said.

“I’m looking forward to sitting in the stands with Arch (North Melbourne great and father of Jackson, Glenn Archer), and Robert (Scott, father of Bailey Scott), having a beer and watching our boys play.