‘I’m sure I’ll stay in football in some form’: Boomer Harvey on life after footy
North Melbourne veteran Brent ‘Boomer’ Harvey says he’s not ready to retire just yet, but he’s not scared of life after footy.
Last month he signed a one-year deal with the Kangaroos to bring his career into its 21st season.
At 37, he’s played 407 games and is getting ready for a semi-final showdown with the Sydney Swans on Saturday night.
‘I’m 100 per cent looking forward to it,’ he said on 3AW Mornings.
‘I’m 37, but the body doesn’t feel 37 and the mind definitely doesn’t feel 37, so as long as that’s the case I feel like I’ve got some good footy ahead of me.’
The champion Kangaroo told Neil Mitchell he was used to the sledging from younger players and he’s not ready to hang up the boots yet.
‘I shouldn’t say I’m looking forward to it (retirement), I’m not looking forward to not playing footy – it’s something I’ve done for more than half my life,’ Harvey said.
‘I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I continue to enjoy every minute until every little bit of energy is wasted out of my body.’
As for what’s next, he said he’s got some ideas.
‘I’ll get on with life after footy and whether that’s coaching, media or something like that,’ he said.
‘I’m sure I’ll stay involved in football in some form.’
LISTEN: North Melbourne veteran’s interview with Neil Mitchell