St Kilda veteran, Robert Harvey, will embark on his 21st season after announcing that he will play on in 2008. It seemed that this year would be the 36 year old’s last season, being hampered by hamstring injuries but he is confident that he’s body will be able to cope with the physical nature of AFL for another year. After the retirements of veterans Fraser Gehrig and Andrew Thompson, Saints supporters will be pleased with Harvey’s announcment. It is understood that Harvey was encouraged to play on by St Kilda coach Ross Lyon.
Harvey, who played 19 games for the season and averaging around 20 disposals, could once again be in the running for the clubs Best & Fairest, the Trevor Barked Award, which will be announced on October 5. It is believed that Harvey was required to make decision on his future before this date.
A press conference officially announcing Harvey’s future is planned for later today.