Born into a sports-mad family (his grandfather Bill played two games for North Melbourne in 1948), Brent was always told he was too small to make the big time. This drove the pocket rocket to ever-greater heights until the schoolboy star for Preston and the Northern Knights was drafted by the Kangaroos in 1995.
The knockers were silenced for good in 1999 when Harvey won a premiership with NMFC, following an EJ Whitten Medal for Victoria as best afield in that year’s State of Origin series. Harvey is the only remaining player from that side still playing today. In 2016, he enters his 21st and possibly final season with 410+ games and 485 goals to his name and Michael Tuck’s all-time record of 426 games well within range.